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Title: Pathological public figure preoccupation: Its relationship with dissociation and absorption
Authors: Sheridan, Lorraine
Maltby, John
Gillett, Raphael
First Published: Aug-2006
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Personality and Individual Differences, 2006, 41 (3), pp. 525-535.
Abstract: This paper introduces the Public Figure Preoccupation Inventory (PFPI), bridging the theoretical and empirical gap between ‘everyday’ celebrity worship and unhealthy preoccupation with a celebrity or other public figure. In Study 1, 1162 respondents completed the 50-item PFPI, where items relate to attitudes and behaviours towards a favourite celebrity. Based on factor analytic techniques a model of public figure preoccupation was devised. In a second study (N = 215), the new model was then compared to disassociation and absorption scores to provide a greater clinical understanding of public figure preoccupation and its psychological correlates.
ISSN: 0191-8869
Links: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2006.02.010
http://hdl.handle.net/2381/7736
Type: Article
Description: This paper was published as Personality and Individual Differences, 2006, 41 (3), pp. 525-535. It is available from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01918869. Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.02.010
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