«Television and Movie Viewing Predict Adults’ Romantic Ideals and Relationship Satisfaction»

The current study examined the associations between television and movie use, romantic ideals (belief in love conquers all and soul mates), and relationship satisfaction among adults who were currently in romantic relationships. Results indicated that viewing each genre of television and movie analyzed was positively associated with romantic ideals. Television drama and romantic movie viewing were the strongest predictors of belief in love conquers all and relationship satisfaction, whereas soap opera viewing was the strongest predictor of belief in soul mates. None of these associations were moderated by age or relationship length.
Author: Valerie Ellen Kretz, in Communication Studies. Abstract here. Full article: us$43. DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/10510974.2019.1595692