Conceptualization and measurement of celebrity worship.

@article{McCutcheon2002ConceptualizationAM,
  title={Conceptualization and measurement of celebrity worship.},
  author={L. McCutcheon and R. Lange and J. Houran},
  journal={British journal of psychology},
  year={2002},
  volume={93 Pt 1},
  pages={
          67-87
        }
}
Celebrity worship has been conceptualized as having pathological and nonpathological forms. To avoid problems associated with item-level factor analysis, 'top-down purification' was used to test the validity of this conceptualization. The respondents (N = 249) completed items modelled after existing celebrity worship questionnaires. A subset of 17 unidimensional and Rasch scalable items was discovered (the local reliability ranged from.71 to.96), which showed no biases related to age and gender… Expand
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