ERIC Number: EJ1035438
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
The Impact of the Media in Influencing Extension's Perceptions of Methamphetamine
Beaudreault, Amy R.
Journal of Extension, v51 n6 Article 6FEA9 Dec 2013
The study reported here explored media dependency and moral panic involving methamphetamine perceptions among a national sample of Extension Directors through survey methodology. With a 70.0% response rate, the questionnaire concentrated on demographics; methamphetamine knowledge, information sources, and dependency; and perceptions of the media. Supporting the media dependency and moral panic theories, 85.0% perceived the media as their primary source of methamphetamine information. Yet 90.3% of Extension Directors possessed inaccurate methamphetamine use perceptions.
Descriptors: Mass Media Effects, Extension Education, Administrators, Surveys, Stimulants, Administrator Attitudes, Questionnaires, Knowledge Level, Information Sources, Statistical Analysis, Mass Media Use
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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