Investigating Personality and Viewing-Motivation Correlates of Reality Television Exposure

  title={Investigating Personality and Viewing-Motivation Correlates of Reality Television Exposure},
  author={Jennifer Stevens Aubrey and Loreen N. Olson and Mark A. Fine and Todd M. Hauser and David M. Rhea and Brian T. Kaylor and Annie Yang},
  journal={Communication Quarterly},
  pages={102 - 80}
This study investigated the personality and viewing-motivation correlates of reality television exposure. Results from a survey of 592 undergraduates showed that extroversion negatively predicted reality television exposure, whereas neuroticism was not associated with it. Both instrumental (social interaction, information, and arousal) and ritualized (relaxation, pass time, entertainment, and companionship) viewing motivations positively predicted exposure to reality television. A two-stage… Expand
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