Effects of mothers’ romantic fantasy on frequencies of their daughters accessing media contents: Mediated by mothers’ attitudes
78 , 2016-03-31 , お茶の水女子大学大学院人間文化創成科学研究科
The study investigated the possibility that women’s romantic fantasies (RF), extreme romantic\ideals associating partners with chivalry and heroism, would predict their attitudes concerning media\contents and frequencies of their daughters accessing media contents. 44 married women’s implicit RF\were assessed using the Implicit Association Test (IAT). Their romantic illusion toward their actual\partner (RI) and romantic fantasies toward their ideal partner (RF) were assessed by self-reports.\Participants were also assessed their attitudes in selection of media contents for their daughters, as\well as frequencies of their daughters accessing the Cinderella stories through mediums such as books\and DVD. The results showed mothers’ RF significantly and positively predicted frequencies of their\daughters accessing the Cinderella story, mediated by mothers ’ attitudes. Such was not the case for\RI, nor implicit RF. In the second part of the study, 130 junior college female students participated in\the survey. The results showed their frequencies in accessing the Cinderella stories in their childhood\significantly and positively predicted their RF, but not RI. In all, the findings suggested the possibility\of the transmission of RF from mothers to daughters through media contents.