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dc.contributor.advisorNorthup, Temple
dc.creatorEype, Mansuereh Yvonne
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-04T00:01:33Z
dc.date.available2016-09-04T00:01:33Z
dc.date.createdMay 2016
dc.date.issued2016-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10657/1492
dc.description.abstractThe taboo associated with divorce has decreased among young adults. What was once a silent issue has become a more casual topic of discussion, with some discourse transcending onto social media sites. Research has shown that media and the act of divorce have a positive measurable relationship. However, understanding the role of the media in the shaping of divorce perceptions and the weakening of taboos, should be a precursor to expanding the literature in this area. Using cultivation theory as a framework, this thesis found that while media's glamorization of divorce through television programs and celebrity news had an effect on divorce perceptions, overall television consumption yields a more significant correlation. It was supportively hypothesized that a high intake of television correlates to a more positive attitude of divorce.
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dc.language.isoeng
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dc.subjectDivorce
dc.subjectMass communication
dc.subjectMedia Effects
dc.subjectMedia
dc.subjectMass communication
dc.subjectCultivation theory
dc.titleMEDIA EFFECTS ON DIVORCE ATTITUDES: Breaking the Taboo
dc.date.updated2016-09-04T00:01:34Z
dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Houston
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication, Jack J. Valenti School of
dc.contributor.committeeMemberJowett, Garth S.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberNealy, Robin
dc.creator.orcid0000-0002-7643-1865
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dc.format.digitalOriginborn digital
dc.description.departmentCommunication, Jack J. Valenti School of
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences


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