Individual, organizational, and societal influences on media role perceptions : A comparative study of journalists in China, Taiwan, and the United States

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)84-96
Journal / PublicationJournalism and Mass Communication Quaterly
Volume74
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1997
Externally publishedYes

Abstract

This article reports a secondary analysis comparing media role perceptions among journalists in China, Taiwan, and the United States, based on three recent nationwide surveys in these societies. By comparing the goodness-of-fit of a series of loglinear models, we have found that the societal factor has the strongest impact on journalists' views about media roles, the organizational factor has a significant but weak impact, and the individual factor has virtually no impact. Within the societal factor, we have further contrasted two competing models: political determinism vs. cultural determinism. The study provides clear-cut evidence in favor of the former.

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Individual, organizational, and societal influences on media role perceptions : A comparative study of journalists in China, Taiwan, and the United States. / Zhu, Jian-Hua ; Weaver, David; Lo, Ven-Hwei; Chen, Chongshan; Wu, Wei.

In: Journalism and Mass Communication Quaterly, Vol. 74, No. 1, 03.1997, p. 84-96.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalNot applicablepeer-review