Proceedings of The 2nd World Conference on Media and Communication
Measuring The Effects of Cell Phone Snooping On Intention to Breakup in A Romantic Relationship
Abdulgaffar Olawale Arikewuyo
The evolvement of new trends in information and communication technology such as cell phones has brought about dynamism in interpersonal communication. Cell phones have enhanced communication among romantic partners; however, they also their demerits. Therefore, this study investigated how cell phone snooping by individuals influences the intention to break up in a romantic relationship. The study carried out a cross-sectional sampling of individuals (n = 389) in romantic relationships using a pencil paper test. Findings indicate that cell phone snooping is a significant predictor of intention to break up in a romantic relationship. In addition, investigations also revealed that cell phone snooping influences low relational commitment and turbulence. In addition, revelations from the study indicated that low relational commitment and relational turbulence are significant mediators between cell phone snooping and relational turbulence.
keywords: Cell phone snooping, interpersonal communication, relational commitment, relational turbulence, romantic relationships.