College Students’ Perceptions of Social Media Utility to Discuss Divorce

Mary S. Norman, Jenna R. LaFreniere, Narissra M. Punyanunt-Carter

Abstract


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.


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College students, Communication; Divorce; Helpfulness; Social Media

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