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A reinforcement sensitivity perspective on adolescents' susceptibility to the influence of soap opera viewing on alcohol attitudes

(2016) MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY. 19(4). p.452-475
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Previous research found support for an association between exposure to alcohol-related media content and alcohol attitudes, intentions and behavior. Nevertheless, research on what makes young people susceptible to the occurrence of this relationship is scarce. The current study examined the behavioral activation (BAS) and inhibition system (BIS) as moderators of the relationship between soap opera viewing and alcohol attitudes. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among a sample of 922 adolescents (M-age=14.96years, SD=.85, 56% girls). Regression analyses showed no association between total television viewing and alcohol attitudes, but did confirm that soap opera viewing is associated with positive attitudes towards alcohol use. Moderation analyses indicated that BAS did not moderate this relationship, while BIS did; the relationship between soap opera viewing and positive attitudes toward alcohol was only significant for adolescents with a low BIS-profile. These results provide support for the premise that an elevated BIS protects adolescents from the effect of soap opera viewing frequency on their alcohol attitudes.
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TELEVISION, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, ACTIVATION, DRINKING, INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES, LIMITED CAPACITY MODEL, PERSONALITY, BEHAVIORAL-INHIBITION, 1994 BIS/BAS SCALES, SYSTEM BAS SENSITIVITY

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Vangeel, Jolien et al. “A Reinforcement Sensitivity Perspective on Adolescents’ Susceptibility to the Influence of Soap Opera Viewing on Alcohol Attitudes.” MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY 19.4 (2016): 452–475. Print.
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Vangeel, J., Beullens, K., Goossens, L., Vervoort, L., De Cock, N., Van Lippevelde, W., & Eggermont, S. (2016). A reinforcement sensitivity perspective on adolescents’ susceptibility to the influence of soap opera viewing on alcohol attitudes. MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY, 19(4), 452–475.
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Vangeel, Jolien, Kathleen Beullens, Lien Goossens, Leentje Vervoort, Nathalie De Cock, Wendy Van Lippevelde, and Steven Eggermont. 2016. “A Reinforcement Sensitivity Perspective on Adolescents’ Susceptibility to the Influence of Soap Opera Viewing on Alcohol Attitudes.” Mass Communication and Society 19 (4): 452–475.
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Vangeel, Jolien, Kathleen Beullens, Lien Goossens, Leentje Vervoort, Nathalie De Cock, Wendy Van Lippevelde, and Steven Eggermont. 2016. “A Reinforcement Sensitivity Perspective on Adolescents’ Susceptibility to the Influence of Soap Opera Viewing on Alcohol Attitudes.” Mass Communication and Society 19 (4): 452–475.
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Vangeel J, Beullens K, Goossens L, Vervoort L, De Cock N, Van Lippevelde W, et al. A reinforcement sensitivity perspective on adolescents’ susceptibility to the influence of soap opera viewing on alcohol attitudes. MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY. 2016;19(4):452–75.
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J. Vangeel et al., “A reinforcement sensitivity perspective on adolescents’ susceptibility to the influence of soap opera viewing on alcohol attitudes,” MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 452–475, 2016.
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  abstract     = {Previous research found support for an association between exposure to alcohol-related media content and alcohol attitudes, intentions and behavior. Nevertheless, research on what makes young people susceptible to the occurrence of this relationship is scarce. The current study examined the behavioral activation (BAS) and inhibition system (BIS) as moderators of the relationship between soap opera viewing and alcohol attitudes. A cross-sectional survey was carried out among a sample of 922 adolescents (M-age=14.96years, SD=.85, 56% girls). Regression analyses showed no association between total television viewing and alcohol attitudes, but did confirm that soap opera viewing is associated with positive attitudes towards alcohol use. Moderation analyses indicated that BAS did not moderate this relationship, while BIS did; the relationship between soap opera viewing and positive attitudes toward alcohol was only significant for adolescents with a low BIS-profile. These results provide support for the premise that an elevated BIS protects adolescents from the effect of soap opera viewing frequency on their alcohol attitudes.},
  author       = {Vangeel, Jolien and Beullens, Kathleen and Goossens, Lien and Vervoort, Leentje and De Cock, Nathalie and Van Lippevelde, Wendy and Eggermont, Steven},
  issn         = {1520-5436},
  journal      = {MASS COMMUNICATION AND SOCIETY},
  keywords     = {TELEVISION,COLLEGE-STUDENTS,ACTIVATION,DRINKING,INDIVIDUAL-DIFFERENCES,LIMITED CAPACITY MODEL,PERSONALITY,BEHAVIORAL-INHIBITION,1994 BIS/BAS SCALES,SYSTEM BAS SENSITIVITY},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {4},
  pages        = {452--475},
  title        = {A reinforcement sensitivity perspective on adolescents' susceptibility to the influence of soap opera viewing on alcohol attitudes},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2015.1111388},
  volume       = {19},
  year         = {2016},
}

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