An examination of the effects of print media exposure and contact on subjective social reality and acculturation attitudes

Liu, S. (2006) An examination of the effects of print media exposure and contact on subjective social reality and acculturation attitudes. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 30 3: 365-382. doi:10.1016/j.ijintrel.2005.08.007

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Author Liu, S.
Title An examination of the effects of print media exposure and contact on subjective social reality and acculturation attitudes
Journal name International Journal of Intercultural Relations   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0147-1767
Publication date 2006
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.ijintrel.2005.08.007
Volume 30
Issue 3
Start page 365
End page 382
Total pages 18
Editor D. Landis et. al.
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
400104 Communication and Media Studies
751005 Communication across languages and cultures
Abstract This study draws upon cultivation theory, acculturation theory, and works on intergroup relations to examine the effects of print media exposure and contact on subjective social reality and acculturation attitudes of Chinese immigrants in Australia. Data was gathered via a survey administered to 265 respondents with Chinese origin. Results indicate that exposure to mainstream newspapers is only positively related to one indicator of subjective reality, namely, outgroup perception whereas exposure to ethnic newspapers was not significantly related to any of the indicators of subjective reality. Acculturation attitudes, on the other hand, are more closely related to group perception and contact but not closely associated with exposure to print media. These findings have again challenged the direct effect assumption of cultivation theory, paved the ground for combining mediated communication variables with interpersonal communication variables in acculturation research and suggested policy implications for interethnic coexistence. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Social Sciences, Interdisciplinary
Sociology
Acculturation
Contact
Identification
Ingroup
Media Exposure
Outgroup
Intergroup Contact
Violence Profile
Identity
Multiculturalism
Television
Perceptions
Conflict
Self
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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