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ERIC Number: ED130369
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 24
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Reference Count: 0
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Neo-Socialization Function of Mass Media Working among Foreign Students.
Ryu, Jung Shig
The mass media were analyzed as agents of socialization in a questionnaire study of 80 foreign student couples. Results indicated the availability of mass media to foreign student families was high, but that patterns of usage were related to English proficiency. Native English speakers were more likely to watch television for relaxation while non-English speakers were more likely to watch it to improve their language skills or to learn about the culture. In general, American friends and compatriots were rated more useful than the mass media as sources of learning about America and the English language, but, among the media, television and newspapers were rated nearly as useful as were other people. Television was rated by the non-English speakers as the most useful medium for the majority of topics, while a combination of television and newspapers was selected by the native English speakers as the most useful for three topics. (AA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (San Francisco, November 1976)