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作者 Wilson, Brenda Chaffin
書名 A newspaper reading habit in college students: Family newspaper literacy practices, K--12 newspaper exposure, and civic interest
國際標準書號 9780549147015
book jacket
說明 91 p
附註 Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 68-08, Section: A, page: 3339
Adviser: Suellen Alfred
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Tennessee Technological University, 2007
A sample of college students (N=343) at Tennessee Technological University completed a questionnaire measuring their newspaper reading habit as well as their previous experiences with newspapers. Factors studied included the students' current habit of newspaper reading, their family newspaper literacy practices during childhood, their experiences with newspapers in their K-12 education, and their level of civic interest or political self-efficacy
A multiple regression analysis was conducted on three predictor variables: family newspaper literacy practices in childhood, newspaper experiences in K-12 education, and civic interest. All three factors correlated significantly with the criterion, a habit of newspaper reading in college students. However, the relationships were moderate to weak. Consistent with previous research, family newspaper literacy practices correlated more strongly to later newspaper reading habits than the other two factors
Results of the questionnaire indicate weak newspaper usage among college students. On average the participants read a newspaper about 15 minutes, once a week. Family newspaper literacy practices were strong. K-12 newspaper exposure and civic interest were moderate. Students' other media use and preferences include Internet and television, although they rank newspapers as more accurate and credible than these sources of information. Recommendations include further research on media uses and preferences of college students as well as a study of how early exposure to high-quality newspaper experiences in school and civics education may impact newspaper readership and citizenship
School code: 0390
Host Item Dissertation Abstracts International 68-08A
主題 Journalism
Education, Social Sciences
Alt Author Tennessee Technological University
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