手机新闻使用、导向需求与信息环境对政治知识的影响

Translated title of the contribution: The Impact of Mobile News Use, Need for Orientation and Information Environment on Political Knowledge

李宗亚, 罗文辉, 魏然, 张国良, 陈忆宁, Edson Tandoc

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Abstract

在智能手机时代,人们越来越常通过手机新闻来了解世界。本研究致力于探讨手机新闻使用对受众政治知识的影响,并以美国与朝鲜的关系局势为个案,在亚洲四座城市针对2988名大学生进行问卷调查。调查结果显示,手机新闻阅读与追踪频率能有效预测受众的政治知识水平。过去能够显著预测政治知识的经典变量,例如性别与导向需求,在手机新闻时代依然对政治知识具有显著的预测力。此外,本研究还发现,社会因素如信息环境也对民众的政治知识有显著影响。

In the mobile phone age, people gradually rely more on mobile news to better understand the world. Very few studies, however, examined the impact of mobile news on political knowledge. This study thus aims to explore how mobile news use contributes to political knowledge acquisition. Focusing on the issue of relations between the US and North Korea, results of four parallel surveys of 2,988 respondents in Shanghai, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Taipei indicate that both reading mobile news and following mobile news were powerful predictors of political knowledge. Furthermore, this study also found that gender and need for orientation were significantly associated with political knowledge. Finally, social factors like information environment was found to make a significant contribution to respondents’ political knowledge. More specifically, people living in the information-richer environment tend to know more about the relations between the US and North Korea than people living in information-poorer environment
Translated title of the contributionThe Impact of Mobile News Use, Need for Orientation and Information Environment on Political Knowledge
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)105-120, 125
Number of pages17
Journal新闻大学
Issue number7, 总第171期
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

User-Defined Keywords

  • 手机新闻
  • 政治及公共事务知识
  • 宏观环境因素
  • 微观个人因素
  • 亚洲研究
  • mobile news
  • political and public affair knowledge
  • macro-environmental factors
  • micro-Individual factors
  • asian study

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