Hasan, Dr. Syed Akif and Subhani, Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz (2012): Does the television program connectedness explain the television viewership patterns in Pakistani housewives? Forthcoming in: European Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Sciences
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Media always helps to reveal the real face of the societies while it is also a source of entertainment besides portraying the various societal allegories to illuminate the various issues of various societies. This research aims at interrogating the viewership pattern of housewives while gauging and identifying the existence of any sort of relationship between the viewership and the connectedness of individuals (Housewives) with the TV programs. In order to interrogate the outlined relationship, the frequency of viewership was questioned and level of connectedness with the programs was analyzed. Story, Cast, Acting of soap opera, Allegory (i.e. Dramas that are based on Serious/ Social Issues), escape factor, fashion factor, imitation factor, talk shows and reality shows were used as the proxies for program connectedness while stories and acting of soap opera, fashion factor and the morning talk shows are found to be the most preferred among the respondents/ housewives. The frequency of program viewership and the duration of television viewership were found to have significant relationship with all those various outlined proxies of program connectedness which has the huskier preference level.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Does the television program connectedness explain the television viewership patterns in Pakistani housewives?|
|English Title:||Does the Television Program Connectedness explain the Television Viewership Patterns in Pakistani Housewives?|
|Keywords:||Connectedness, Television viewership patterns, Housewives, Soup Operas|
|Subjects:||A - General Economics and Teaching > A1 - General Economics|
|Depositing User:||Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani|
|Date Deposited:||02. Jan 2012 16:01|
|Last Modified:||13. Feb 2013 11:31|
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