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Title: Regulatory motivations in celebrity interest: Self-suppression and self-expansion
Authors: Maltby, John
Day, L.
First Published: 2015
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Citation: Psychology of Popular Media Culture
Abstract: Due to concerns regarding the theoretical and empirical contexts that surround the description of celebrity interest, the current studies examined the development of a measure of two selfregulatory motivations in celebrity interest (RMiCI): self-suppression and self-expansion. Across two samples (total n = 527), scores on an adapted version of Stenseng, Rise, and Kraft’s (2012) Escapism Scale demonstrated a replicable two-factor structure, concurrent and convergent with other measures of celebrity interest and the biopsychological theory of personality. Scores on the measure also demonstrated discriminant and predictive validity in terms of divergent associations between self-suppression and self-expansion with positive and negative affect respectively. These current findings add to the celebrity interest literature, focussing on regulatory processes in celebrity interest.
ISSN: 2160-4134
eISSN: 2160-4142
Embargo on file until: 1-Jan-10000
Version: Post-print
Status: Peer-reviewed
Type: Journal Article
Rights: This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
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