Does the Glass Slipper Fit?: Disney Princess Films and Relationship Beliefs and Attitudes
This study is a cross-sectional survey investigating the links between viewing Disney princess films and reports of romantic beliefs, relationship-contingent self-esteem, and attitudes relating to masculine courtship strategies. Results from the survey of 438 undergraduate students indicate a positive association between viewing Disney princess films and reports of relationship-contingent self-esteem, particularly for men, and endorsement of masculine strategies about courtship. Findings are discussed in the context of cultivation and social cognitive theory.
Disney, romantic beliefs, courtship, films, cultivation
Kretz, Valerie and Hefner, Veronica, "Does the Glass Slipper Fit?: Disney Princess Films and Relationship Beliefs and Attitudes" (2021). Faculty Creative and Scholarly Works. 43.