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dc.contributor.advisorLedbetter, Andrew M.
dc.contributor.authorLeite, Megan Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T21:10:06Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T21:10:06Z
dc.date.created2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifierUMI thesisen_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8334
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the associations between television viewing, romanticism, and relational closeness. Participants included 205 adults who completed online questionnaires about their television, beliefs about romance, and various relational quality measures, including relational closeness. Structural analyses supported the hypothesized positive correlation between television viewing and romanticism, romanticism and relational closeness, and the mediated association of romanticism between television viewing and relational closeness. The hypothesized negative association between television viewing and relational closeness did not emerge. However, a direct, positive effect of cable viewing approached statistical significant (p=.057). Lastly, the research question asked if different findings would emerge based upon the mode of television viewing. The overall pattern found cable was a statistically significant predictor of romanticism and relational closeness, both as a direct and indirect effect. All other modes of television (e.g. television using a digital video recorder and on-demand third parties) were non significant. One of the more important implications from this study is the finding on different modes of media. The results suggest that cable television produces the hypothesized cultivation effects, while more non-traditional forms of television viewing, such viewing from a digital video recorder and on-demand third parties that did not produce the same effect.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleThe effects of television viewing on romanticism and relational closenessen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Communication
local.collegeBob Schieffer College of Communication
local.departmentCommunication Studies
local.academicunitBob Schieffer College of Communication
dc.type.genreThesis
local.subjectareaCommunication Studies
etd.degree.nameMaster of Science


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