Perception of Korean TV Drama Reality among Jordanian Youth

Perception of Korean TV Drama Reality among Jordanian Youth

 

BASHAR MUTAHAR, KHALAF TAHAT & ALI NEJADAT
Yarmouk University, Jordan
Media Watch 10 (1) 68-78, 2019
DOI: 10.15655/mw/2019/v10i1/49557

Based on questionnaire responses from a purposive sample of 400 Jordanian young viewers, this study attempts to examine reality perceptions of the events portrayals on Korean TV drama among them, and to explore how they relate to this drama such as realism perceptions, utility, and identity. The results revealed that viewers’ gender has a significant impact on their intensity of Korean TV drama viewing, their perception of its reality and their attitudes towards it. Our findings also indicated that intensity of this drama viewing influences the attitudes towards it; however, there is no significant effect for this intensity on perceived reality rate of this drama.