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GRATIFICATION. A reward given voluntarily for some service or benefit rendered, without being requested so to do, either expressly or by implication.

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An important aspect of research in popular culture seeks to understand whether or not people who have higher levels of celebrity worship also have unhealthier version of themselves due to seeking gratifications that require no face-to-face interaction (Cushman, 1995).
The uses and gratifications (U&G) perspective is one of the most durable and malleable approaches to the psychology of mediated interaction.
Uses and gratifications has been an important part of research that follows in the same vein as the Two-step Flow and Diffusion of Innovation.
There is a need for analytical study in order to understand students' 'uses and gratifications' for e-electronic media in educational context.
The present study examined the predictive utility of self-regulation of learning, academic delay of gratification, and motivational beliefs of teaching efficacy and academic performance among preservice teachers (N = 60).
The accused was charged with committing all the offences under Section 23 of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 and could be sentenced under Section 24 of the same act which carries a maximum of 20 years jail, fine not less than five times of the sum of gratification or RM10,000 whichever is higher.
Allegedly the concerned staff demands heavy amount as gratification for resolution of genuine property related matters, if someone unable to pay, revenue officers (Patwari) just throw their files in dustbins.
We proposed that these key variables would influence users' intention to continue using Instagram, and treated the factors as gratifications obtained (fulfillment of media use) rather than sought (need for media use).