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Item Description Jerney-Davis, Michelle en_US 2009-09-09T20:08:10Z 2009-09-09T20:08:10Z 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 37-44). en_US
dc.description viii, 60 leaves, bound ill. 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract The study of political socialization has been focused primarily on either the agent of socialization or the learner being socialized, while scant attention has been paid to how the socialization actually occurs. This study explored the communication between parent and child that may lead to political socialization, specifically, the communication engaged in between parent and child while viewing television news. Parental mediation is a quantitative construct designed to measure parent/child interactions about television. As it is primarily a media effects construct, this study used an established political media effect-political disaffection-as the outcome variable when measuring effects of parental mediation on political socialization. Path models indicating the direction and process of parental mediation effects were predicted. Data were collected from 261 undergraduate students who were eligible to vote in the 2004 presidential election. Results did not support the proposed path models. Results also did not support active parental mediation as an influence on either political disaffection or intent to vote. Results did, however find a small but significant relationship between parent-adolescent coviewing of television news and intent to vote. Implications for future parental mediation study are discussed, as well as the study's limitations. en_US
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Arts (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Speech; no. 3208 en_US
dc.rights All UHM dissertations and theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission from the copyright owner. en_US
dc.subject Political socialization -- United States en_US
dc.subject Parental influences -- United States en_US
dc.subject Voting -- United States -- Psychological aspects en_US
dc.subject Mass media -- Political aspects -- United States en_US
dc.title Parental mediation and voting behavior : the effects of parental mediation on political socialization en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US

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