ERIC Number: ED259335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of Mass Media Development in Less-Developed Countries.
A study was conducted to examine the causal predictors of mass media development in 105 underdeveloped countries for various lengths of time to determine if there were consistent relationships among the dependent and independent variables regardless of the time lag. The study also sought to determine how mass media developed during the 29-year period by examining the strength of predictors at five points in time and by examining the relationships between the strongest predictor and the other independent variables. Results indicated that urbanization and availability of resources were the strongest predictors of mass media development, that education was found to be not as important as had been assumed, that the relationships between mass media development and its predictors differ according to the region of the world studied and with the time period examined, and that urbanism and availability of resources may be reciprocally related over time. (EL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (68th, Memphis, TN, August 3-6, 1985).