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Affective-News Theory: Effects of Narrative Structure on Suspense, Curiosity, and Enjoyment While Reading News and Novels
Unformatted Document Text:  News Narratives 2 Affective-News Theory: Effects of Narrative Structure on Suspense, Curiosity, and Enjoyment While Reading News and Novels Abstract Three studies (n = 311) were conducted to investigate effects of narrative structure and authenticity on suspense, curiosity, and reading enjoyment. A questionnaire developed to measure suspense and curiosity substantiated the discriminant validity of these dimensions. In a web-based study and two paper-pencil studies, respondents read texts that were manipulated for narrative structure (linear, with omission, or ’inverted pyramid’). To manipulate authenticity, texts were presented either as news articles or as novel excerpts, a treatment that proved to be effective. All seven hypotheses gained empirical support. Linear structures evoked more suspense than either structures with omission or the ’inverted pyramid.’ Curiosity was higher in reaction to omission structures than it was for either linear structures or the ’inverted pyramid.’ The linear structure and the omission structure both produced greater reading enjoyment than the ’inverted pyramid.’ Interestingly, these effects were independent of authenticity of media content, being either journalistic or literary.

Authors: Knobloch, Silvia. and Carpentier, Francesca.
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News Narratives 2
Affective-News Theory: Effects of Narrative Structure on Suspense, Curiosity, and Enjoyment While
Reading News and Novels
Abstract
Three studies (n = 311) were conducted to investigate effects of narrative structure and authenticity on
suspense, curiosity, and reading enjoyment. A questionnaire developed to measure suspense and
curiosity substantiated the discriminant validity of these dimensions. In a web-based study and two
paper-pencil studies, respondents read texts that were manipulated for narrative structure (linear, with
omission, or ’inverted pyramid’). To manipulate authenticity, texts were presented either as news
articles or as novel excerpts, a treatment that proved to be effective. All seven hypotheses gained
empirical support. Linear structures evoked more suspense than either structures with omission or the
’inverted pyramid.’ Curiosity was higher in reaction to omission structures than it was for either linear
structures or the ’inverted pyramid.’ The linear structure and the omission structure both produced
greater reading enjoyment than the ’inverted pyramid.’ Interestingly, these effects were independent of
authenticity of media content, being either journalistic or literary.


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