LONELINESS, PARASOCIAL INTERACTION, AND LOCAL TELEVISION NEWS VIEWING

@article{Rubin1985LONELINESSPI,
  title={LONELINESS, PARASOCIAL INTERACTION, AND LOCAL TELEVISION NEWS VIEWING},
  author={Alan M. Rubin and Elizabeth M. Perse and Robert A. Powell},
  journal={Human Communication Research},
  year={1985},
  volume={12},
  pages={155-180}
}
A conceptual model was developed predicting parasocial interaction from both a social interaction need due to loneliness and instrumental television news use. Questionnaires were completed by 329 persons. Pearson and partial correlations supported hypotheses linking loneliness with less interpersonal communication and both loneliness and parasocial interaction with more television reliance. Loneliness and parasocial interaction were not correlated. Canonical correlation analysis supported… Expand
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