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Poster or Presentation Title

Paranormal Intimacy "Ghostbusting" in Relationships

Location

Room 214, Schewel Hall

Access Type

Campus Access Only

Entry Number

26

Start Date

4-8-2020 10:15 AM

End Date

4-8-2020 10:30 AM

Department

Communication Studies

Abstract

Ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. The purpose of this study was to see what impact ghosting has on future relationships. Surveys were passed out to students at a central Virginia liberal arts university to ask what their experience and attitudes towards ghosting were. At the end of the study, it was found that there was a significant difference between genders and if they choose to ghost or not. These findings could be the result of the modern hookup phenomenon and people’s attitudes toward uncommitted sexual encounters.

Faculty Mentor(s)

Dr. Jimmy Roux

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Apr 8th, 10:15 AM Apr 8th, 10:30 AM

Paranormal Intimacy "Ghostbusting" in Relationships

Room 214, Schewel Hall

Ghosting is defined as the practice of ending a personal relationship with someone by suddenly and without explanation withdrawing from all communication. The purpose of this study was to see what impact ghosting has on future relationships. Surveys were passed out to students at a central Virginia liberal arts university to ask what their experience and attitudes towards ghosting were. At the end of the study, it was found that there was a significant difference between genders and if they choose to ghost or not. These findings could be the result of the modern hookup phenomenon and people’s attitudes toward uncommitted sexual encounters.