Research

Publications

DeGroot, J. M., & Carmack, H. J. (in press). Unexpected negative participant responses and researcher safety: “Fuck your survey and your safe space, trigger warning bullshit.” Journal of Communication Inquiry. doi:10.1177/0196859920921752

Young, V. J., & DeGroot, J. M. (in press). Understanding topic avoidance as a boundary management strategy in communication with a mother-in-law. Family Relations. doi:10.1111/fare.12409

DeGroot, J. M., & Vik, T. A. (in press). “Fake smile. Everything is under control.”: The flawless performance of motherhood. Western Journal of Communication. doi:10.1080/10570314.2019.1678763

DeGroot, J. M., & Carmack, H. J. (in press). Loss, meaning-making, and coping after the 2016 Presidential election. Illness, Crisis, & Loss. doi:10.1177/1054137318794852

DeGroot, J. M., & Vik, T. A. (2020). “The weight of our household rests on my shoulders”: Inequity in family work. Journal of Family Issues, 41(8), 1258-1281. doi:10.1177/0192513X19887767

Carmack, H. J., & DeGroot, J. M. (2020). Communication apprehension about death, religious group affiliation, and religiosity: Predictors of organ and body donation decisions. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 81(4), 627-647. doi:10.1177/0030222818793294

DeGroot, J. M. (2019). [review of Continuing bonds in bereavement: New directions for research and practice.]. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 79(3), 340-342. doi:10.1177/0030222819839801

Carmack, H. J., & DeGroot, J. M. (2018). Trauma metaphor use after Hillary Clinton’s loss in the 2016 Presidential election. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 23(6), 468-483. doi:10.1080/15325024.2018.1476076

DeGroot, J. M. (2018). Communication to/with/toward the deceased: A model of transcorporeal communication. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 78(1), 43-66. doi:10.1177/00302281683195

DeGroot, J. M., & Blevins, K. (2017/2018). Definitions of and motivations for infidelity: A qualitative study. Journal of Communication, Speech, and Theatre of North Dakota, 30, 9-19.

** Result of Senior Project with undergraduate students

DeGroot, J. M., & Huber, C. (2017/2018). Creeping and stalking behaviors in online and offline contexts. Journal of Communication, Speech, and Theatre of North Dakota, 30, 32-41.

** Result of Senior Project with undergraduate students

DeGroot, J. M. (2018). [review of Haunting hands: Mobile media practices and loss]. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 35(4), 398-400. doi:10.1080/15295036.2018.1460485

DeGroot, J. M., & Leith, A. P. (2018). R.I.P. Kutner: Parasocial grief following the death of a television character. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 77(3), 199-216. doi:10.1177/0030222815600450

**Result of independent study with graduate student

DeGroot, J. M., & Vik, T. A. (2017). Disenfranchised grief following a traumatic birth. Journal of Loss and Trauma, 22(4), 346-356. doi:10.1080/15325024.2017.1284519

DeGroot, J. M., & Vik, T. A. (2017). “We were not prepared to tell people yet”: Confidentiality breaches and boundary turbulence on Facebook. Computers in Human Behavior, 70, 351-359. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2017.01.016

Carmack, H. J., & DeGroot, J. M. (2016). Development and validation of the Communication Apprehension about Death Scale. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 74, 239-259. doi:10.1177/0030222815598440

DeGroot, J. M., & Carmack, H. J. (2016). Catfished: Disenfranchised grief for the never existed. In E. Gilchrist-Petty & S. D. Long (Eds.), Dark Side of Communication Contexts (pp. 189-201). New York: Peter Lang.

Hoffman, T. K., & DeGroot, J. M. (2016). Facing the green-eyed monster: Identifying triggers of Facebook jealousy. In E. Gilchrist-Petty & S. D. Long (Eds.), Dark Side of Communication Contexts (pp. 305-315). New York: Peter Lang.

DeGroot, J. M., Young, V. J., & VanSlette, S. (2015, December). Will this be on the #test? Communication Currents, 10(6). Invited paper based on findings from “Twitter use and its effects on student perception of instructor credibility.” Communication Education. Available at http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=6735

DeGroot, J. M., Young, V. J., & VanSlette, S. (2015). Twitter use and its effects on student perception of instructor credibility. Communication Education, 64(4), 419-437. doi:10.1080/03634523.2015.1014386

Hoffman, T. K., & DeGroot, J. M. (2014-2015). Communicative responses to Facebook jealousy: The effects of information overload in romantic relationships. Journal of Communication, Speech, and Theatre Association of North Dakota, 27, 15-22.

**Result of graduate student's thesis

Carmack, H. J., DeGroot, J. M., & Quinlan, M. M. (2015). “A view from the top”: Crafting the male “domdentity” in domestic discipline relationships. Journal of Men’s Studies, 23(1), 63-78. doi:10.1177/1060826514561976

DeGroot, J. M., Carmack, H. J., & Quinlan, M. M. (2015). "Topping from the bottom": Relational convergence of meaning in domestic discipline relationships. Sexuality & Culture, 19(1), 85-102. doi:10.1007/s12119-014-9247-0

DeGroot, J. M., & Coy, H. (2014). "I don't always look at memes, but when I do, it's for a class": Using memes to demonstrate language rules. Discourse: The Journal of the SCASD, 1, 69-73.

**Result of an independent study with graduate student

Vik, T. A., & DeGroot, J. M. (2014). Jon and Kate separate: Changing privacy boundaries. Journal of Communication, Speech and Theatre Association of North Dakota, 26, 50-60.

Carmack, H. J., & DeGroot, J. M. (2013-2014). Exploiting loss?: Ethical considerations, boundaries, and opportunities for the study of death and grief online. OMEGA: Journal of Death & Dying, 68(4), 311-331. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/OM.68.4.b

DeGroot, J. M. (2014). “For whom the bell tolls”: Emotional rubbernecking in Facebook memorial groups. Death Studies, 38(2), 79-84. doi:10.1080/07481187.2012.725450

DeGroot, J. M., & Carmack, H. J. (2013) “It may not be pretty but it’s honest”: Examining embodied parental grief on the Callapitter blog. Death Studies 37, 448-470. doi:10.1080/07481187.2011.649940

DeGroot, J. M. (2012-2013). Maintaining relational continuity with the deceased on Facebook. OMEGA: Journal of Death and Dying, 65(3), 195-212. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.2190/OM.65.3.c

DeGroot, J. M., & Carmack, H. J. (2012). Blogging as a means of grieving. In T. Dumova & R. Fiordo (Eds.), Blogging in the global society (pp. 161-177). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-60960-744-9

Black, L. W., Welser, H. T., Cosley, D., & DeGroot, J. M. (2011). Self-governance through group discussion in Wikipedia: Measuring deliberation in online groups. Small Group Research, 42(5), 595-634. doi:10.1177/1046496411406137

Ledbetter, A. M., Mazer, J. P., DeGroot, J. M., Mao, Y., Meyer, K. R., & Swafford, B. (2011). Attitudes toward online social connection and self disclosure as predictors of Facebook communication and relational closeness. Communication Research, 38, 27-53. doi:10.1177/0093650210365537

DeGroot, J. M. (2011). Truth in urban legends?: Using Snopes.com to teach source evaluation. Communication Teacher, 25(2), 86-89. doi:10.1080/17404622.2010.527298

DeGroot, J. M. (2008). Where cultures collide: Illustrating intercultural differences. B. S. Hugenberg & L. W. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course: Vol. 12 (pp. 145-148). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt

DeGroot, J. M. (2007). May I ask a question? Prompting discussion in the basic course. In B. S. Hugenberg & L. W. Hugenberg (Eds.), Teaching ideas for the basic communication course: Vol. 11 (pp. 159-163). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Case Studies

Vik, T. A., & DeGroot, J. M., (2019). Mommin’ ain’t easy: Conforming to society expectations on Facebook and in real life. In S. Symonds LeBlanc (Ed.), Casing the family: Theoretical and applied approaches to understanding family communication (pp. 103-112). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

DeGroot, J. M., & Young, V. J. (2019). In-law communication and privacy management: Rules, boundaries, and turbulence. In S. Symonds LeBlanc (Ed.), Casing the family: Theoretical and applied approaches to understanding family communication (pp. 137-146). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

DeGroot, J. M., & Carmack, H. J. (2019). The modality switch effect: Public grief online, social support offline. In J. Mazer (Ed.), Communication and social media: Case studies across personal and professional relationships (pp. 72-79). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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