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Extreme celebrity worship, fantasy proneness and dissociation: Developing the measurement and understanding of celebrity worship within a clinical personality context

By John Maltby, Liza Day, Lynn E. McCutcheon, James Houran and Diane Ashe

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This paper was published as Personality and Individual Differences, 2006, 40 (2), pp. 273-283. It is available from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/01918869. Doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.07.004Metadata only entryTwo studies considered clinical personality correlates of celebrity worship. In Study 1, factor analysis of the Celebrity Attitude Scale suggested an improved measure of a three-dimensional model of celebrity worship. In Study 2 this model was examined within a clinical personality context. Celebrity worship for intense-personal reasons was significantly correlated with fantasy proneness, and celebrity worship for borderline-pathological reasons was significantly correlated with fantasy proneness and dissociation. The present findings show how intense and higher levels of celebrity worship can be considered within clinical personality dimensions

Publisher: Elsevier
Year: 2006
DOI identifier: 10.1016/j.paid.2005.07.004
OAI identifier: oai:lra.le.ac.uk:2381/7737
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