Portland State University. Department of Communication
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Communication
1 online resource (iii, 86 p.)
Online dating -- Research -- Social aspects, Self-efficacy -- Sex differences, Self-disclosure -- Sex differences, Self-esteem -- Sex differences
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.
España, Andrew Christopher, "Self-Disclosure and Self-Efficacy in Online Dating" (2013). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 889.