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ERIC Number: ED263644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-May
Pages: 23
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Communicating and Understanding of the Korean National Assembly's Legislative Activities.
Kim, Hak Soo; Suh, Chung Woo
A study was undertaken (1) to examine the theoretical relationship between communicating and understanding, (2) to test this relationship in the Korean National Assembly's communicative context, and (3) to evaluate how well the assembly's activities were communicated to the public. Twenty respondents from each of three groups surveyed--reporters, assemblymen, and the public--were asked questions about five bills that had been considered by the assembly in one session and extensively reported on in Korea's two largest newspapers. Respondents were also asked to state their orientation toward the bills, to estimate the other two groups' orientations, and to answer questions about information sources. Results provided evidence of the theoretical relationship between communicating and understanding and communicating and accuracy. Both understanding and accuracy were found to be greater between assemblymen and reporters than between either of these groups and the public. In response to questions about how they got information about others' orientations, assemblymen and reporters revealed that they relied more on face-to-face communicating than on media, while members of the public relied heavily on the media. Overall, the results show how poorly assemblymen and reporters communicate with the public about assembly activities. (FL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea