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1. Uhrich, Kendall. #Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook.

Degree: MS, Communication Studies and Theatre, 2018, South Dakota State University

Grief is a natural reaction to loss that can include behaviors and thoughts that are emotional, physical, and spiritual (DeSpelder & Strickland, 2015). With the rise of social media, grief is now performed in a different and more public manner. The current literature has established the connection between how one grieves and their attachment dimension of either attachment anxiety or attachment avoidance (Bowlby, 1980; Schenck, Eberle, & Rings, 2016; Waskowic & Chartier, 2003; Worden, 1983). Attachment dimensions have also been correlated with social media usage, primarily the use of Facebook (Hart, Nalling, Bizer, & Collins, 2015; Lin, 2015). Findings from a series of Pearson correlations (n = 257) indicate a relationship between attachment anxiety and the likelihood to post a status update following the death of a friend and posting a status update following the death of a celebrity. Additionally, results indicate a relationship between attachment anxiety and the likelihood to post on the deceased’s wall following the death of a community member. In the case of attachment avoidance, a relationship is found with posting a status update following the death of a family member and an acquaintance. A series of Kruskal-Wallis tests found that those with preoccupied attachment are more likely than those with secure attachment to post on a deceased friend’s wall, post on a deceased community member’s wall, direct message deceased family members, and direct message a deceased friend. Advisors/Committee Members: Joshua Westwick.

Subjects/Keywords: Communication; Communication Technology and New Media; Social Media

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APA (6th Edition):

Uhrich, K. (2018). #Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook. (Masters Thesis). South Dakota State University. Retrieved from https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/2477

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Uhrich, Kendall. “#Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook.” 2018. Masters Thesis, South Dakota State University. Accessed March 23, 2019. https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/2477.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Uhrich, Kendall. “#Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook.” 2018. Web. 23 Mar 2019.

Vancouver:

Uhrich K. #Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. South Dakota State University; 2018. [cited 2019 Mar 23]. Available from: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/2477.

Council of Science Editors:

Uhrich K. #Rest in Digital Peace: Examining Attachment Dimensions' Relationship to Grief Messages on Facebook. [Masters Thesis]. South Dakota State University; 2018. Available from: https://openprairie.sdstate.edu/etd/2477

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