This study builds on previous work on technology use and relationship maintenance, but takes a different qualitative, inductive approach to address the limitations in the survey research dominant in the literature. It helps us understand the advantages and challenges in maintaining relationships in the digital age and also explores the factors that influence the patterns of technology use in relationship maintenance.
I would like to thank Christopher Winship, Barry Wellman, Bart Bonikowski, Nancy Baym, Michèle Lamont, Mary Brinton, Christy Ley, Alix Winter, Connor Jerzak, Karsten Heil, Katherine Morris, and anonymous reviewers at Emerald Studies in Media and Communication for their valuable feedback on the previous drafts of this manuscript. The research described in this manuscript was funded by a Graduate Seed Grant from the Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University.
Zhuo, X. (2016), "Couples’ Use of Technology in Maintaining Relationships", Communication and Information Technologies Annual (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol. 11), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp. 31-60. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2050-206020160000011013Download as .RIS
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