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Motieven voor het kijken naar reality-tv : bestaat er een verschil tussen Nederlandse en Duitse studenten?

Stegemann, Anna-Maria (2012) Motieven voor het kijken naar reality-tv : bestaat er een verschil tussen Nederlandse en Duitse studenten?

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Abstract:The aim of this study was to explore the motives why people watch reality TV. In contrast to earlier researches, this study focused on Dutch and German students. The research question was “What are the motives for watching reality TV?” In addition, the study aimed to find differences between Dutch and German students referring to their motives for watching reality TV. In order to answer the research question, 109 German and Dutch students participated in this study. The respondents filled out an online survey with 30 items. The items could be answered in form of a 5-point Likert scale. The items referred to 7 motives: personal identification, entertainment, mood change, pass time, companionship, social interaction and voyeurism. The results indicate that the most important motives for watching reality TV are pass time and entertainment. The other motives are less dominant and more in the background. A significant difference was found between the two nationalities referring to the rating of the items. Dutch students scored in average higher than German students. The Dutch students scored the motives of personal identification, entertainment, social interaction and voyeurism significant higher than the German students. As a matter of fact, the results showed that Dutch students have been watching reality TV for a longer time than German students. Respondents who have been watching reality TV for a longer time identified themselves stronger with the motives. The longer respondents have been watching reality TV the higher was the rating on the motives entertainment and personal identification. The more the respondents have been watching TV the more they have been watching reality TV.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology BSc (56604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/61874
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