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ERIC Number: ED111015
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Pages: 133
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Selective Exposure and Foreign News: A Multivariate Analysis.
Kim, Hyun Kap
This multivariate study examined attitudinal and demographic variables affecting the degree of foreign news exposure on the basis of the data collected from 102 daily newspaper readers in Carbondale, Illinois. The data were obtained in personal interviews with the respondents. The ultimate goal of the study was to contribute to the investigation of selectivity in news reading, a mediating factor of effects of mass communication. The selective-exposure hypothesis--that people seek out consonant information that supports their existing views and avoid dissonant information which challanges their attitudes and interests--was tested in relation to foreign news reading. Results indicated that readers' selectivity, as well as their sex, was a significant predictor of the degree of foreign news reading. The hypothesis that male readers generally have a higher degree of foreign news exposure than female readers was accepted. Results of the study indicating that education and socioeconomic status were not significant predictors of foreign news exposure appear to contradict previous findings. (Author/TS)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Southern Illinois University