NEWS MEDIA USE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CIVIC ACCOUNTABILITY AS MEDIATING MECHANISM

Pakistan Journal of Educational Research

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Title NEWS MEDIA USE AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT IN THE PERSPECTIVE OF UNIVERSITY STUDENTS: SOCIAL CAPITAL AND CIVIC ACCOUNTABILITY AS MEDIATING MECHANISM
 
Creator Ibrar Ahmed, Steven A. Beebe, Andleeb Ikhlaq
 
Description This study explores the relationship between news media use and civic engagement. The investigation also examines the mediating role of social capital and civic accountability between news media use and civic attitude/behavior. Uses and gratification theory provides the theoretical framework for the study. Using a cross-sectional survey design, this study collects data from 367 respondents. Findings using structural equation modeling reveal that news media has positive effects on civic behavior. News media has a significant relationship with social capital and civic accountability. Furthermore, civic accountability plays a positive mediating role between news media use and civic attitude/behavior. The relationship between news media use and civic behavior is also mediated by social capital. No relationship was found between news media and civic attitude. In terms of civic attitude, the results of the direct and indirect effects of social capital also remain statistically nonsignificant.
 
Publisher Society for Social Sciences and Research Association
 
Date 2021-03-31
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://pjer.org/index.php/pjer/article/view/54
10.52337/pjer.v4i1.54
 
Source Pakistan Journal of Educational Research ; Vol. 4 No. 1 (2021): Pakistan Journal of Educational Research
2707-7985
2663-0443
10.52337/pjer.v4i1
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://pjer.org/index.php/pjer/article/view/54/52
 
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