ERIC Number: EJ644392
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Young Adults' Perceptions and Memories of a Televised Woman Hero.
Calvert, Sandra L.; Kondla, Tracy A.; Ertel, Karen A.; Meisel, Douglas S.
Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, v45 n1-2 p31-52 Jul 2001
College students viewed "Xena: Warrior Princess" (a woman in a nontraditional heroic role) under differing conditions. Researchers investigated how they perceived and remembered Xena as a function of the amount of shadow, an archetypal personality structure, portrayed in the episode, noting the influence of viewer characteristics. Viewer acceptance of Xena's heroic qualities depended on viewer characteristics and program themes that included valued feminine qualities. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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