Title To be a Fan is to be Happier: Using the Eudaimonic Spectator Questionnaire to Measure Eudaimonic Motivations in Spanish Fans
Authors LOZANO DELMAR, JAVIER, SÁNCHEZ MARTÍN, MILAGROSA, MUÑIZ VELÁZQUEZ, JOSÉ ANTONIO, MUÑIZ VELÁZQUEZ, JOSÉ ANTONIO, LOZANO DELMAR, JAVIER, SÁNCHEZ MARTÍN, MILAGROSA
External publication No
Means J. Happiness Stud.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
SJR Quartile 1
JCR Impact 2.51100
SJR Impact 1.16900
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-84995459562&doi=10.1007%2fs10902-016-9819-9&partnerID=40&md5=1a852a4c69c58184e5cf04ac80343c64
Publication date 01/01/2018
ISI 000424675900014
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-84995459562
DOI 10.1007/s10902-016-9819-9
Abstract Many studies have linked audiovisual entertainment to hedonia. Recently, also to eudaimonic happiness. The Eudaimonic Spectator Questionnaire is proposed as a new tool to explore eudaimonic motivations that are linked to the consumption of audiovisual entertainment. The new questionnaire groups these eudaimonic motivations into two factors: the cultivation of cognitive-intellectual growth and social-emotional growth. Once the consistency and reliability of the questionnaire was tested, we observed statistically significant differences between fans and non-fan spectators; these differences were observed in both factors. The results indicated that being a fan is associated with the cultivation of human virtues and character strengths.
Keywords Fandom studies; Narrative; Media reception; Active audiences; TV studies; Validation; Happiness; Hedonia; Eudaimonia
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