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.
|Advisor:||Ogles, Robert M.|
|Commitee:||Jensen, Jakob, Sparks, Glenn G.|
|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|
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