Emotional and Cognitive Predictors of the Enjoyment of Reality-Based and Fictional Television Programming: An Elaboration of the Uses and Gratifications Perspective

@article{Nabi2006EmotionalAC,
  title={Emotional and Cognitive Predictors of the Enjoyment of Reality-Based and Fictional Television Programming: An Elaboration of the Uses and Gratifications Perspective},
  author={Robin L. Nabi and Carmen R. Stitt and J. Halford and Keli L. Finnerty},
  journal={Media Psychology},
  year={2006},
  volume={8},
  pages={421 - 447}
}
  • Robin L. Nabi, Carmen R. Stitt, +1 author Keli L. Finnerty
  • Published 2006
  • Psychology
  • Media Psychology
  • This article reports the results of two studies designed to compare predictors of enjoyment of reality-based and fictional television programming. In Study 1, 260 adults completed a survey of their cognitive and emotional reactions to either the fictional or reality-based programming that they generally watch. In Study 2, 502 adults completed a similar survey but with a particular reality-based or fictional program in mind. Results suggest first that though voyeurism (i.e., curiosity about… CONTINUE READING
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