Graduation Year

Spring 2014

Document Type

Campus Only Senior Thesis



Reader 1

Jennifer Ma

Reader 2

Stacey Wood

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This study examines the relationship between insecure attachment styles and relationship status on Facebook use. Participants consisted of 43 college students between the ages of 18-25. Fifty-three percent of the participants were currently in committed romantic relationships with a mean duration of 25.22 months (ranging from 2-60 months). Participants filled out an online survey consisting of the Facebook Intensity scale, questions regarding general Facebook use, the Experiences in Close Relationships scale and demographic information. Results were only partially supportive of previous research. Future research should find ways to decrease limitations experienced in this study.

This thesis is restricted to the Claremont Colleges current faculty, students, and staff.