Facebook as a site of stress reduction and resilience amongst trailing wives living in Alaska
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This explanatory sequential mixed methodology (Creswell & Plano Clark, 2011) study considers how Facebook use impacts sojourners' perceived stress and resilience. Forty-one current and retired sojourning "trailing wives"—women who move primarily for their husband's career—located in Anchorage, Alaska, participated in the Phase 1 survey. Phase 1 found support for the predicted negative relationship between perceived stress and Facebook social connectedness, but the predicted positive relationship between Facebook social connectedness and resilience was not significant. Seventeen Phase 2 participants ...