The association of celebrity worship with problematic Internet use, maladaptive daydreaming, and desire for fame

  title={The association of celebrity worship with problematic Internet use, maladaptive daydreaming, and desire for fame},
  author={{\'A}gnes Zsila and Lynn E. McCutcheon and Zsolt Demetrovics},
  journal={Journal of Behavioral Addictions},
  pages={654 - 664}
Background and aims Celebrity worship, defined as an obsessive fascination with a famous person, has been associated with several mental health problems, such as symptoms of depression and anxiety, dissociation, and body image concerns. The aim of this study was to extend the scope of investigation of previous research on psychological correlates by exploring the association of celebrity worship with compulsive behaviors, such as problematic Internet use, maladaptive daydreaming, desire for… 

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