Female perception of comic book superheroines

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dc.contributor Greer, Jennifer D.
dc.contributor Bolland, Anneliese C.
dc.contributor.advisor Bissell, Kimberly L.
dc.contributor.author Bowen, Deanna Kaylin
dc.date.accessioned 2017-07-28T14:11:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-07-28T14:11:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002563
dc.identifier.other Bowen_alatus_0004M_13017
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/3160
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract An increase in comic book popularity through television and movies using original print characters and storylines is occurring. There are millions of dedicated fans and a billion-dollar industry riding on the success of superheroes that have their origins in the comic books. As such, the characters are highly influential to today’s youths. Using the principles of Social Identity Theory and Identity Theory researchers can begin to understand the differences between perception and identification within groups of involved fans. This study measured female participants’ perception and identification with comic book characters based on their grouping as a comic book reader, as cosplay participants, and as convention attendants through an analytical survey. Using 120 t-test with adjusted alpha levels, this study found that female comic book readers and convention attendants have a more positive perception of female comic book superheroes than female participants who do not read comics or attend conventions.
dc.format.extent 69 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.subject.other Multimedia communications
dc.title Female perception of comic book superheroines
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Journalism
etdms.degree.discipline Journalism
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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