Master of Arts (MA)
First Committee Member
Number of Pages
GLBTQ (Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer/Questioning) people often appear as guests on daytime television talk shows. Using cultivation analysis, the author explored television talk show viewers' perceived realism of television talk shows and GLBTQ people. This quantitative study tested seven hypotheses. Support was found for the first two hypotheses, indicating that heavy viewers of television talk shows perceived television talk shows to be more realistic or true to life than light viewers. Support was not found for the other hypotheses. There was no significance difference between heavy and light viewers of television talk shows and their perception of the GLBTQ community. There was no significant difference between heavy and light viewers of television in general and their perceptions of the GLBTQ community.
Genders; Nonconforming; Perceptions; Sexualities; Shows; Talk; Television
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
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Oliver, Violeta, "Perceptions of nonconforming sexualities and genders on television talk shows" (2001). UNLV Retrospective Theses & Dissertations. 1255.