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Social media and jealousy

Announcements The sites of social network (SNS) have profoundly changed the way we communicate and interact with others, both in friends and in romantic relationships. Facebook, for example, 71% of 13- to 17-year-olds and 88% of 18- to 29-year-olds use it. For this reason, scientific research has recently investigated how romantic relationships can be influenced by the increasing use of social (Lenhart, 2015). Early results indicate that theuse of Facebook it can make it easier to start and develop a relationship and make it easier to maintain a long-distance relationship. However, the effects are not always positive, it is also possible that some conflicts related to thesocial infidelityjealousy and extreme control: information about the couple accessible to Facebook there are many and each of them can become a potential motive jealousy. Posts or photos of previous partners, the addition of attractive friends, and many other behaviors can lead to suspicion and possible threats to the relationship; in fact, information is not only readily available through i Social Networks, but often images and comments can be misinterpreted if taken out of context (Fox, 2016).

Facebook and partner violence

In fact, several studies have shown this Facebook can wake up jealousy and that the latter is directly proportional to the time spent on the social network as it increases the likelihood that users will be exposed to content that triggers it (Muise et al., 2009). It has been shown that the use of experimental manipulation of social media parameters, such as privacy settings, the use of emoticons and non-verbal cues (e.g. images), has been shown in various contexts in line produce differently. jealousy and negative emotions. Among the various ways in which i social network can potentially complicate romantic relationships, Facebook can contribute to the perpetration of the partner violence (IPV); there jealousy in fact, it can be followed by electronic surveillance that can degenerate into more controlling and coercive behaviors; it is also often identified by both men and women as a reason to explain aggressive behaviors toward the partner (Caldwell, 2014). Few studies have focused on the jealousy on Facebook and its potential role in explaining some negative outcomes related to the use of social media; in fact, it should be noted that the jealousy on Facebook is a related construction but different from jealousy of a stretch and other aspects of the overall experience of jealousy. In addition, studies that explored the link between jealousy and violence on the part of the couple collected data from a single member of the couple, ruling out the possibility that the violent behavior of one partner may also be triggered as a result of the other’s feelings of jealousy: taking into account the jealousy of both members can help to examine the contexts of the couple that feed the partner violence in young couples.

Facebook jealousy and partner violence: the study

Announcements In 2018, Daspe and colleagues conducted two studies with the aim of exploring the role of the use of Facebook and of jealousy on Facebook in the perpetration of partner violence offline between teens and young adults. In the first study, the authors examined the role of mediator jealousy on Facebook in the association between the use of Facebook and the perpetration of the partner violenceassuming a direct and positive association between the use of Facebook and violencemediated by Facebook jealousy. In the second study they investigated the association between jealousy Facebook and partner violence from a dyadic perspective, using data from both romantic couples, assuming that the Facebook jealousy own and partner was positively associated with the perpetration of the partner violence and that the Facebook jealousy of the two partners interacted to predict the perpetration of the partner violence. Specifically they expected the association between theirs jealousy on Facebook and the partner violence was stronger when the couple showed high levels of jealousy on Facebook. In the first study, 1,508 participants completed an online survey that included the Facebook jealousy scale (Muise et al., 2009) and the revised conflict tactics scale (CTS2; Straus et al., 1996) for evaluate the use of Facebook, there jealousy on Facebook and the perpetration of partner violence . In the second study, a dyadic perspective was used to investigate the joint contribution of Facebook jealousy of both partners in the perpetration of the partner violence in a sample of 92 young people (46 couples). The results show that the Facebook jealousy is a key factor that can perpetuate the partner violence: in the first such study jealousy was found to be a significant mediator of the relationship between the use of Facebook I violence. In the second study, the results indicate a significant interaction between the jealousy on Facebook own and partner. Specifically his jealousy on Facebook was associated with the perpetration of the partner violence only at high levels of jealousy of the partner a Facebook. Finally, the associations between the use of Facebook, jealousy on Facebook and partner violence they were found to be similar for both men and women. Therefore, these findings suggest that online behaviors have significant implications for offline conflicts and aggression in intimate relationships; In addition, in research on the partner violence Online risk factors must also be considered, including Facebook-linked jealousy. Finally, it is necessary to address the negative relational results that can be derived from the excessive use of social networkraise awareness among young people about ways and social they can shape certain attitudes and behaviors in their relationships and promote healthy and egalitarian relationships of young people (Daspe et al., 2018).

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