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dc.contributor.authorYung-I, L.
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-02T09:12:18Z
dc.date.available2013-12-02T09:12:18Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/7727
dc.description.abstractThis study helps understand media's conditional effects by investigating the role of mediating attitudinal factors in explaining the relationships between media, and civic attitudes and behaviors. This study attempts to understand the mechanism by which media influence how much optimism people have in perceiving economic issues, which accordingly could influence people's possession of social capital. Analyzing the 2004 ANES data by using the structural equation modeling approach, this study finds a path model that links news media to various dimensions of social capital through people's optimism about economic issues. The findings suggest that news media influence people's possession of social capital indirectly through influencing people's optimism about issues that are highly important and relevant to their lives.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherInternational Journal of Humanities & Social Scienceen_US
dc.titleThe Influence of News Media on Optimism about Retrospective and Prospective Economic Issues as Sources of Social Capital: Tracing the Effects by a Path Modelen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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