Reality television affecting reality
Kopfman, Jenifer E.
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This study explores how reality television programming can affect the opinions and perceptions of its viewers. Four different reality television show genres were identified in this study. These genres include dating, makeover, lifestyle change, and competition. 211 participants completed surveys regarding their agreement or disagreement with certain statements relating to these genres and how frequently they watch shows from the four different genres. Results identified existing correlations between the amount of reality television viewed weekly from a particular genre and the viewers opinions about statements relating to that genre. Research from this study indicates support of the notion that reality television affects the perceptions of its viewers.