Parasocial Break-Up from Favorite Television Characters: The Role of Attachment Styles and Relationship Intensity

  title={Parasocial Break-Up from Favorite Television Characters: The Role of Attachment Styles and Relationship Intensity},
  author={Jonathan Cohen},
  journal={Journal of Social and Personal Relationships},
  pages={187 - 202}
  • Jonathan Cohen
  • Published 1 April 2004
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships
This study examined the responses of television viewers to the potential loss of their favorite television characters. A sample of 381 Israeli adults completed questionnaires, including questions about their relationships with their favorite characters, how they would react if those characters were taken off the air, and their attachment styles. Results showed that viewers expecting to lose their favorite characters anticipate negative reactions similar to those experienced after the… 

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