ERIC Number: EJ385200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1989
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Attribution in Social and Parasocial Relationships.
Perse, Elizabeth M.; Rubin, Rebecca B.
Communication Research, v16 n1 p59-77 Feb 1989
Examines social and parasocial interaction from interpersonal attribution perspectives. Finds subjects' relationships with soap opera characters, like social relationships with real people, are based on reduction of uncertainty and ability to predict the character's feelings and attitudes. Discusses implications for uncertainty reduction theory and personal construct theory. (MS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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