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ERIC Number: ED554909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 689
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-3031-5757-8
Readers' Trust, Socio-Demographic, and Acuity Influences in Citizen Journalism Credibility for Disrupted Online Newspapers
Wester, Aaron Micah
ProQuest LLC, D.M. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative research study was to evaluate and determine if significant associations and linear correlations exist between reader socio-demographics, levels of trust and affinity in online citizen writer news story article content, brand loyalty, and acuity in newspaper organizations transitioning from print to online in a heterogeneous population. Descriptive and inferential statistics for dependent and independent variables were analyzed through t tests, Pearson r correlation coefficients, cross tabulation, Pearson Chi-Square, analysis of variance (ANOVA), multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), and factor analysis. Data results showed significant relationships for each of the five hypotheses between variables of readers' socio-demographics and level of trust, socio-demographics and acuity, readers' level of trust and level of desire, readers' news brand loyalty and engagement, and readers' engagement and types of online news article content. A post evaluation of observed multivariate associations was conducted through a multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and factor analysis. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Language: English
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