Parent versus child report of young children’s parasocial relationships in the United States

  title={Parent versus child report of young children’s parasocial relationships in the United States},
  author={Melissa N. Richards and Sandra L. Calvert},
  journal={Journal of Children and Media},
  pages={462 - 480}
Abstract This study examines parent perceptions of their young children’s one-sided, emotionally tinged relationships with media characters, also known as parasocial relationships (PSR). Prior research has collected data on young children’s PSR by surveying parents, while other studies have relied directly on child interview. The current study is the first to compare children’s answers to those of their parents. Factor analyses revealed that parents and children both reported three components… 

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