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Cyberpsychol Behav Soc Netw. 2013 Dec;16(12):863-9. doi: 10.1089/cyber.2012.0717. Epub 2013 Aug 20.

Sharing, caring, and surveilling: an actor-partner interdependence model examination of Facebook relational maintenance strategies.

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Western Illinois University , Macomb, Illinois.

Abstract

Relational maintenance is connected to high quality friendships. Friendship maintenance behaviors may occur online via social networking sites. This study utilized an Actor-Partner Interdependence Model to examine how Facebook maintenance and surveillance affect friendship quality. Bryant and Marmo's (2012) Facebook maintenance scale was evaluated, revealing two factors: sharing and caring. Facebook surveillance was also measured. For friendship satisfaction and liking, significant positive actor and partner effects emerged for caring; significant negative actor, partner, and interaction effects emerged for sharing; and significant positive actor effects emerged for surveillance. For friendship closeness, significant positive actor effects emerged for caring and surveillance.

PMID:
23962125
DOI:
10.1089/cyber.2012.0717
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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