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ERIC Number: EJ984776
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1077-6958
Protecting the "Impressionable Minds" from the "Impressionable Minds": The Third-Person Effect and Student Speech
Maksl, Adam; Schraum, Brian
Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, v67 n4 p362-374 Dec 2012
Support for student expression and First Amendment attitudes were measured among Missouri high school principals (n = 86). Findings demonstrated that the third-person effect was a significant predictor of these attitudes. The more principals perceived mass media to affect others over themselves, the less supportive they were for student free expression rights, particularly with regard to support for online, off-campus student speech. In addition to applying communication theory to a largely atheoretical field of scholarship, this research helps suggest several directions for future research to better understand restrictions on student speech. (Contains 3 tables and 30 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: First Amendment