ERIC Number: ED090595
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Cue Set Stimulation as a Factor in Human Response Generation.
Petelle, John L.
The hypotheses that there will be a significant difference (1) in the number of responses generated according to economic issues, (2) in the number of responses generated according to social issues, (3) in the number of responses generated between the category of economic issues and the category of social issues, (4) in cue ranking by response frequency between economic and social issues, (5) in cue ranking of importance by subjects on economic and social issues, and (6) subject ranking of cue importance and frequency of cue importance on economic and social issues were tested in this study. Three social issues (gun control, student busing, and air pollution) and three economic issues (unemployment, government loans to big business, and wage and price control) were chosen. A total of 45 college freshmen responded to the social issues, and 45 freshmen responded to the economic issues. After the subjects responded to all of the issues, their responses were collected and the subjects were given a list of cues and were asked to rate each cue in terms of its importance in generating responses. The results indicated that cues tend to be topic bound and that there is a correlation between perception of cue importance and actual use of cue in generating responses. (WR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association (59th, New York City, November 8-11, 1973)