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ERIC Number: ED428411
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-May
Pages: 34
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Relationships between Media Exposure, Violent Images, and Attitude towards the U.S.: Contradictions in Japanese Adolescents' Images and Attitudes.
Inoue, Yasuhiro
A study examined the relationship between Japanese adolescents' media exposure, images of the United States, and their attitudes towards the United States and its people by surveying Japanese junior high school students. By using cultivation theory, the study hypothesized that an image of a dangerous America would be partly attributed to Japanese mass media that contain a lot of violent topics about the United States. Results indicated no association between the respondents' violent images of the United States and the amount of their media exposure. Findings were contradictory, however. Violent images of the United States were related with respondents' negative attitudes towards the United States as a nation, not with their attitudes towards individual Americans. On the other hand, exposure to American television programs and movies was positively correlated to respondents' positive attitudes towards America and Americans. Contains 29 references and 5 tables of data. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Japan; United States