Perceptions of the Authenticity of Reality Programs and Their Relationships to Audience Involvement, Enjoyment, and Perceived Learning

  title={Perceptions of the Authenticity of Reality Programs and Their Relationships to Audience Involvement, Enjoyment, and Perceived Learning},
  author={Alice E. Hall},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting \& Electronic Media},
  pages={515 - 531}
  • A. Hall
  • Published 23 November 2009
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
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