ERIC Number: ED104410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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The Uses of Communication in Decision-Making; A Comparative Study of Yugoslavia and the United States.
Edelstein, Alex S.
Undertaken as a situational, cross-cultural study to determine the importance of various mass media in individual problem-solving and decision-making, 2,500 adults in Seattle, Belgrade, and Ljubljana were interviewed and asked to indicate those problems he/she perceived as personally important in the city he/she was living in a and in the world. Information sources relating to those problems were then identified by each respondent. Various demographic data were also collected. Analyses of the data are presented for each city and for each type of problem--local problems and world problems. Overall, newspapers were mentioned most often as sources of information about important problems. Television was the second most useful mass media source. Additional data is presented for various demographic groups and types of problems, as are perceptions about the media by sample respondents. (DGC)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies, Decision Making, Demography, Information Seeking, Mass Media, News Media, Newspapers, Problem Solving, Radio, Research Projects, Television
Praeger Publishers, 111 Fourth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10003 ($18.50)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Washington (Seattle); Yugoslavia