Personality Traits, Television Viewing, and the Cultivation Effect

  title={Personality Traits, Television Viewing, and the Cultivation Effect},
  author={Robin L. Nabi and K. Riddle},
  journal={Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media},
  pages={327 - 348}
  • Robin L. Nabi, K. Riddle
  • Published 2008
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media
  • This research investigates the impact of 3 personality traits—trait anxiety, sensation seeking, and psychoticism—on cultivation effects regarding perceptions of violence. A survey measuring violence prevalence estimates, personality traits, television consumption, and genre preferences was completed by 427 undergraduates. Results indicate that low trait–anxious individuals, and to a lesser extent high sensation seekers, are more susceptible to cultivation regarding personal vulnerability to… CONTINUE READING
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