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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Developing a validated measure of media escape
by Christy, Katheryn R., M.A., Purdue University, 2011, 59; 1501183
Abstract (Summary)

Although many researchers and theorists have explored the concept of media escape and the process of escapism, there still remains a great deal we do not know about what factors influence an individual's likelihood to use media as a method of escape. This is likely due to the inconsistent theory surrounding media escape, which is itself caused by a lack of conceptual clarity and poor measurement. The current project accomplished two goals: first, it investigated the media escape literature, synthesized the findings, and arrived at a workable definition of media escape and second, it used that definition to create and validate a measure of media escape frequency.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ogles, Robert M.
Commitee: Jensen, Jakob, Sparks, Glenn G.
School: Purdue University
Department: Communication
School Location: United States -- Indiana
Source: MAI 50/02M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Behavioral psychology, Communication, Mass communications
Keywords: Escape, Media effects, Uses and gratifications, Validation
Publication Number: 1501183
ISBN: 978-1-124-96487-4
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