ERIC Number: EJ585263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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The Villain as Reference Idol: Selection Frequencies and Salient Attributes among New Zealand Teenagers.
Melnick, Merrill J.; Jackson, Steven J.
Adolescence, v33 n131 p543-54 Fall 1998
Teenagers responded to a questionnaire about their villains; 917 villains from all walks of life were selected. Nine times more male than female figures were selected. The naming of a villain was unrelated to demographic variables. Reasons for dislike and influence of figures as avoidance role models are discussed. (Author/EMK)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand