This study examines the mediating role of emotions on the relationship between news media use and political campaign participation. Numerous studies have investigated the effect of news media use on political participatory behavior. Research in this area, however, focused mostly on cognitive variables as influences on people’s behavior, rather than an interplay of emotions and cognitions. This study hypothesizes that emotional reactions to candidates can mediate the effect of news media attention on political campaign participation.
|Publication status||Published - Aug 2008|
|Event||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2008 Annual Conference - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 6 Aug 2008 → 9 Aug 2008
|Conference||Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) 2008 Annual Conference|
|Period||6/08/08 → 9/08/08|