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ERIC Number: EJ1164096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Does Skepticism Predict News Media Literacy: A Study on Turkish Young Adults
Kartal, Osman Yilmaz; Yazgan, Akan Deniz; Kincal, Remzi Y.
International Education Studies, v10 n12 p70-79 2017
The 2010's are when information and informatics age coexist, information overload has been transformed into a mass engineering tool, "imposing bombardment" has become the norm. The most influential tool of this cultural-industrial act is news media. Efforts to educate young adults, who are most active in touch with information, in view of news media are needed. Skepticism has the potential to improve news media literacy of young adults. The present study investigates whether young adults' skepticism levels predict young adults' news media literacy levels. The research problem was analyzed with correlational research model. Two different research populations (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University and Atatürk University) were determined for the purpose of the study. The results revealed positive, moderate, significant relationships between skepticism levels and news media literacy of young adults. "Self-determining" and "interpersonal understanding" competences--the components of skepticism--have a positive effect on news media literacy. The "search for knowledge" and "questioning mind" has the potential to positively affect news media literacy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey
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