Advisor

Leslie Rill

Date of Award

Summer 1-2-2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication

Department

Communication

Physical Description

1 online resource (iii, 86 p.)

Subjects

Online dating -- Research -- Social aspects, Self-efficacy -- Sex differences, Self-disclosure -- Sex differences, Self-esteem -- Sex differences

DOI

10.15760/etd.889

Abstract

This study explores online dating by studying the relationship between self-disclosure and self-efficacy in an online dating environment. This research study examines the way self-disclosure, self-efficacy, self-esteem, and gender interrelate in an online dating environment. This study includes, but is not limited to, discussion of the type of correlation between self-efficacy and self-esteem, the relationship between self-disclosure and self-efficacy, and the differences between men's and women's self-disclosure in an online dating environment. From conducting this study, the researcher was able to determine that there is a statistically significant relationship between gender and how it relates to self-disclosure and self-efficacy. With the results from the study, the understanding of how different variables relate to online dating and romantic relationships has been taken one step further as it helps fill the gap in the literature.

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/8858

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