Women's individual accounts of the romantic content in glamour and cosmopolitan and its relationship to their lived experiences Public Deposited

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  • The following question guided this research: How do female readers understand the romantic content of Cosmopolitan and/or Glamour magazines, and how do they perceive connections between their readership of this content and their personal ideas and behaviors regarding romantic relationships? This study involved a series of responsive interviews in which the participants shared their perceptions of both their readership and the magazines' content. The results of this study suggest four primary responses to the research question: 1) the women gave, but could not explain, concurrent descriptions of the magazines as "just entertainment" but also as sources of useful information; 2) although the women described both positive and negative qualities of Cosmo and Glamour's romantic content, they also described the romantic and sexual content as relevant and compelling; 3) the women argued that their mature perspective of the content prevented them from being unduly influenced by it; and 4) a few participants' academic awareness of criticisms of women's magazines altered their perceptions but not their readership of Cosmo and Glamour. These themes and their implications for future research of women's magazine readership are discussed.
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