Date of Award
University Scholars Director
Dr. Christine Chaney
First Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Tom Carpenter
Second Advisor/Committee Member
Dr. Brittany Tausen
Technology, Meaningfulness, Connectedness, Relationship Satisfaction, Empathy, Interpersonal Relationships
The usage of technology is steadily increasing globally. More and more individuals are using mobile phones and social media as a way to communicate with others. This literature review explores the relationship between technology and the meaningfulness of relationships. Specifically, it examines how technology may impact levels of connectedness, relationship satisfaction, and empathy in friendships. The review finds that technology has both positive and negative associations with the meaningfulness of friendships, which in turn can affect the general well-being of an individual. Further research is also needed to understand the extent of the impact technology has on friendships, individuals, and other interpersonal relationships.
Logue, Mikayla A., "Technology and Its Associations with the Meaningfulness of Interpersonal Relationships" (2020). Honors Projects. 149.
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