Date of Award

4-10-2014

Document Type

Thesis and Dissertation

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

First Advisor

Bill Anderson

Abstract

The recent phenomenon of cyber infidelity is greatly increasing due to the availability and technology. But, current research is atheoretical, lacking a common language as to how cyber infidelity affects the face-to-face couple. Applying Sternberg's Triangular Theory of Love (1986) is a step in defining aspects of the effects of cyber infidelity. Language among existing research is strikingly comparable to Sternberg's theory. Applying this theory and making the applications using Sternberg's components shows that this theory has the strong potential to create a common language concerning the effects cyber infidelity has on the face-to-face couple.

Comments

Imported from ProQuest Hardy_ilstu_0092N_10224.pdf

Page Count

38

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