cultivation theory, social cognitive theory, marriage, romance, media effects
This study examined the relationship between different media and expectations about romantic relationships and marriage. Participants were asked to complete a survey that measured different romantic constructs and the types of media exposures on a daily and weekly basis. The variables were measured to determine the effect the media play in a person's perceptions on romantic relationships and marriage. The results of the study concluded that although general television viewing does not predict perceptions about romance and marriage, the romantic genre of television programs as well as magazines do have a role in predicting romantic perceptions.
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Master of Arts (M.A.)
College of Arts and Sciences
Nicholson School of Communication
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Masters Thesis (Open Access)
Straub, Brianne, "Looking Through Rose Colored Glasses:the Media's Influence On Perceptions Of Romance And Marriage" (2006). Electronic Theses and Dissertations, 2004-2019. 849.