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ERIC Number: ED408636
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-May
Pages: 11
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The Impact of TV Viewing Motivations on Psychological and Sociocultural Adjustment.
Chen, Guo-Ming
A study examined the impact of TV viewing motivations on 126 Asian students' psychological and sociocultural adjustment. Subjects were enrolled in a midsize university in the New England area. TV viewing motivation was measured by A. M. Rubin's TV Viewing Motivations Scale. Psychological adjustment was measured by W. Zung's Self Rating Depression Scale, D. Russell, L. Replau, and C. Cutrona's Loneliness Scale, and B. Rohrlich and J. Martin's Satisfaction Scale. Sociocultural adjustment was measured by A. Furnham and S. Bochner's Social Difficulty Scale. Results from Pearson product-moment correlations and stepwise multiple regression analyses showed relationships between TV viewing motivations and psychological and sociocultural adjustment. For future research on cross-cultural adjustment, participants should not be limited to students but extend to other samples such as business people, diplomats, volunteers, and their spouses. (Contains 46 references and 2 tables of data.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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