Interpersonal and psychological predictors of parasocial interaction with different television performers

@article{Turner1993InterpersonalAP,
  title={Interpersonal and psychological predictors of parasocial interaction with different television performers},
  author={John R. Turner},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  year={1993},
  volume={41},
  pages={443-453}
}
  • J. R. Turner
  • Published 1 September 1993
  • Psychology
  • Communication Quarterly
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