THE ROLE OF MASS MEDIA AND INTERPERSONAL DISCUSSION IN LOCAL POLITICAL PARTICIPATION


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Cover Page -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Title Page    -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Certification         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Dedication  -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Acknowledgement         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Abstract      -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

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Chapter One: Introduction

  • Background of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Statement of the Problem -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Objectives of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Research Questions -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Research Hypotheses -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Significance of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Scope/ Limitation of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -
  • Definition of Terms -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Two: Review of Related Literature

2.1     Introduction         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.2     Conceptual Framework -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.3     Theoretical Framework  -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.4     Empirical Review -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

2.5     History of Online Newspapering in Nigeria         -        -        -        -

2.6     Impact of the Internet    -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Three: Research Methodology

3.1     Introduction                   -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.1     Research Design   -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.3     Area of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.4     Population of the Study -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.5     Sample Size and Sampling Techniques      -        -        -        -

3.6     Instrumentation    -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

3.7     Validation of the Instrument   -        -        -        -        -        -

3.8     Administration of the Instrument     -        -        -        -        -

3.9     Method of Data Analysis        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

Chapter Four: Presentation, Analysis and Interpretation of Data

4.1     Introduction         -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -        -

4.2     Presentation and Analysis of Data    -        -        -        -        -

4.3     Testing of Hypotheses   -        -        -        -        -        -        -

4.4     Discussion of Findings  -        -        -        -        -        -        -

This study examines the role of community integration and mass and interpersonal communication in predicting two types of local political participation; more conventional, "institutionalized" acts of participation and less traditional acts of participating and speaking out in a forum. An analysis of survey data (N = 389) showed a strong role of newspaper readership and a somewhat lower impact of interpersonal discussion on institutionalized participation. Different patterns emerged for participation in a civic forum, with interpersonal discussion having the strongest impact of the three communication variables. Television news use had no direct impact on either type of participation, but it did have a modest indirect impact on institutionalized participation. The data also showed direct effects of dimensions of community integration for participation in a forum only. Orientations toward the larger community rather than the local neighborhood were positively related to participating in a civic forum.

the role of mass media and interpersonal discussion in local political participation