Computer-Mediated Communication in Intimate Relationships: Associations of Boundary Crossing, Intruism, Relationship Satisfaction, and Partner Responsiveness

About the Course:

People now use mobile devices on a daily basis to share and communicate in many ways, such as through text messaging and Facebook. This article presents research on computer-mediated communication (CMC) and its effect on committed couples’ relationships. Results of this study suggested that participants’ reports of online boundary crossing were linked with lower relationship satisfaction and partner responsiveness; lower relationship satisfaction and partner responsiveness were also associated with increased online boundary crossing.

Publication Date:

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 44(1) 2018


Aaron Norton, PhD
Joyce Baptist, PhD, LCMFT
Bernie Hogan, PhD

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially psychologists, counselors, social workers, and addiction counselors who seek knowledge about computer-mediated communication in intimate relationships. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Describe the couple and family technology (CFT) framework.

  2. Discuss the potential consequences of online intrusion.

  3. Identify salient results of the present study.

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Course Number: 102325
Credit Hours: 1cr
Exam Fee: $6.97
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Format: Online Article or Website
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