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  • This study investigates how reality television viewing is linked to Facebook. Utilizing a survey of 736 students in a school of journalism at a large Midwestern university, researchers examined whether viewers of different genres of reality television were more prone to problematic information sharing on Facebook. The study found that all viewers of reality were prone to problematic information sharing. However, viewers of drama-, competition-, and crime-based shows were most likely to share problematic information. These results are interpreted using social cognitive theory.

publication date

  • June 1, 2014

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • January 4, 2017 11:14 AM

Full Author List

  • Ferrucci P; Tandoc EC; Duffy ME

author count

  • 3

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International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0270-4676

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-4183

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 99

end page

  • 107


  • 34


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