College Students’ Perceptions of Social Media Utility to Discuss Divorce


  • Mary S. Norman Texas Tech University
  • Jenna R. LaFreniere Texas Tech University
  • Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter


College students, Communication, Divorce, Helpfulness, Social Media


College students were asked about their perceptions concerning divorce on social media and the results were analyzed using a grounded theory approach. Findings revealed that participants perceived the utility of communicating about divorce on social media varies. Specific themes emerged from the qualitative descriptions regarding the helpfulness of communicating about divorce on social media. It is evident that college students have strong perceptions about using social media to communicate ideas about divorce.

Author Biography

Mary S. Norman, Texas Tech University

Assistant Professor of Practice, Public Relations Department


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