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The Influence of Political News Constructs on the Opinion Alteration and Formation of the Public Audience

El-Sourani, Nadiya (2013) The Influence of Political News Constructs on the Opinion Alteration and Formation of the Public Audience.

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Abstract:The aim of the present study is to examine the influence of political news constructs on the opinion alteration/formation of the public audience on the account of the Israel-Palestine conflict. It is of particular interest how personal factors influence the process of opinion alteration. Two newspapers were content-analyzed in depth, each depicting reference of the opponents identifying a difference in the use of political constructs. A further Pre-test/Post-test survey reveals a significant change in opinion after reading the stimulus material however only for the Palestine Chronicle (PC) condition, favouring the attitude reference of the article. Perceived importance of the conflict, as well as age, family status and time spent on the internet serve as significant covariates in the analysis. Framing effects on recall are confirmed to prior assumption: People recall the conflict in terms of the frames used during experimental stimulation.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/63513
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