Psychological determinants of idolatry in adolescents

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The self-esteem and fear of negative evaluation of 77 fan-club members age 16 or below and 128 age-equivalent secondary school students who had never joined a fan club were investigated. Consistent with common observations, fan-club respondents were mostly females. Significant differences were found between the two samples. Logistic regression analysis showed that being a fan-club member was associated with poor self-esteem and strong fear of negative evaluation, while the bias toward females in the fan-club sample could be attributed to the effects of these two variables. Copyright © 1997 Author.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)687-692
Issue number127
Publication statusPublished - 1997


Cheng, S.-T. (1997). Psychological determinants of idolatry in adolescents. Adolescence, 32(127), 687-692.


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