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ERIC Number: ED210745
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Mass Communication: Abstracts of Doctoral Dissertations Published in "Dissertation Abstracts International," July through December 1981 (Vol. 42 Nos. 1 through 6).
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
This collection of abstracts is part of a continuing series providing information on recent doctoral dissertations. The 50 titles deal with a variety of topics, including the following: (1) a history of broadcast audience research in the United States from 1920 to 1980; (2) factors contributing to the believability of television newscasters; (3) the relationship of manifest and latent content to television viewers' program preferences; (4) mass media saturation conditions and information gaps in Venezuela; (5) listener perceptions as dimensions of radio station positioning; (6) the relationship between commercial television's advertising of over-the-counter drugs and drug use, misuse, and abuse among college students; (7) television viewing habits and early school achievement of gifted children; (8) conversion, the mass media, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints; (9) monopoly and competition in the Canadian film industry; (10) the history of black oriented radio in Chicago from 1929 to 1963; (11) the effects of television on early adolescents; and (12) affective responses to the literary and cinematic elements in an educational film. (RL)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Advertising, Annotated Bibliographies, Audiences, Characterization, Childrens Television, Communication Research, Doctoral Dissertations, Elementary Secondary Education, Film Criticism, Film Study, Films, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, History, Mass Media, News Media, Political Influences, Radio, Religion, Television Research, Television Viewing
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading and Communication Skills, Urbana, IL.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Venezuela