Facebook Surveillance of Former Romantic Partners: Associations with PostBreakup Recovery and Personal Growth

@article{Marshall2012FacebookSO,
  title={Facebook Surveillance of Former Romantic Partners: Associations with PostBreakup Recovery and Personal Growth},
  author={Tara C. Marshall},
  journal={Cyberpsychology, behavior and social networking},
  year={2012},
  volume={15 10},
  pages={521-6}
}
Previous research has found that continuing offline contact with an ex-romantic partner following a breakup may disrupt emotional recovery. The present study examined whether continuing online contact with an ex-partner through remaining Facebook friends and/or engaging in surveillance of the ex-partner's Facebook page inhibited postbreakup adjustment and growth above and beyond offline contact. Analysis of the data provided by 464 participants revealed that Facebook surveillance was associated… CONTINUE READING
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