Award Date

1-1-2001

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Paul Traudt

Number of Pages

83

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Genders; Nonconforming; Perceptions; Sexualities; Shows; Talk; Television

Controlled Subject

Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

2181.12 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/yduh-g8l1


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