av2010 Posted January 25, 2017 Share Posted January 25, 2017 All this talk of applications, deadlines, waiting, and decisions I think can be exhausting. Since we are communication people and are passionate about what we do and research, why not share it with each other, and potentially have some meaningful conversations! So take a minute away from the panic and anxiety and share either what you are currently working on in your research, or what you are excited to work on in your future program. I'll start: Currently, I am working on two studies-both in somewhat of the same area. The first is an extension of some research I did earlier this year regarding sexting in adult romantic relationships. I was unhappy with the way that sexting literature primarily focused on adolescents and the dangers associated with it, and questioned if in an adult relationship it could be beneficial. I did some quantitative research measuring frequency and expectancy against relationship and sexual satisfaction, however, I did not find any significant results. I postulate that there may be an additional mediating variable that lies in the motivators for sexting that could explain this result, or serve as an additional variable impacting this relationship. So, I'm going to be conducting some qualitative in-depth interviews to try and narrow down what those additional considerations might be. I postulated a couple of explanation, but definitely open to hearing ideas to pose for questions for the interviews. The second study I am working on involves looking at the messages college students receive on online dating sites and direct messaging on social media sites, and comparing the level of sexual content received in these messages to what we would expect in a F2F interaction, as well as individual's responses/attitudes towards receiving these messages. Again, always open to feedback and ideas! I am only teaching 3 courses this semester and so the way that my schedule falls I have quite a bit of free days that are not occupied by teaching. I expect to have some free time to really look into these two areas and get some research generated, hopefully to submit to NCA or another conference. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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