And, if the trust level was high, even though disclosure was low, snooping was less likely.
In addition to identifying the frequency of snooping behavior, the following research questions were explored:
In order to answer the first (how snooping occurs) and second (when snooping occurs) research questions, we descriptively explored responses to the survey questions where respondents revealed the various ways they snooped and the time at which they did so, respectively.
With snooping is defined as investigating (without the partner's knowledge) a romantic partner's private communication (such as text messages, email, and cell phone use), I have engaged in snooping behavior with a current or past partner.
Logistic regression analysis in SPSS was used to explore whether snooping has occurred and OLS regression was utilized to explore how many times.
Almost two thirds (66%) of the respondents admitted to snooping on a romantic partner.
Table 1 reveals the reasons respondents gave for engaging in snooping behavior.
The data in Table 1 reflect "curiosity" as the top reason for engaging in snooping behavior.
Table 2 reveals the various ways the respondents identified that they engaged in snooping behavior.
The data in Table 2 reflect that the text messages the partner had sent was the primary target for snooping behavior.
two-thirds (65 %) reporting snooping through the partner's cell phone history.
Table 3 reveals the various times and percentages the respondents reported engaging in snooping behavior.