Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2012.701313
Title: The effects of political news use, political discussion and authoritarian orientation on political participation: Evidences from Singapore and Taiwan
Authors: Zhang, W. 
Keywords: authoritarian orientation
political discussion
political news use
political participation
Issue Date: Oct-2012
Citation: Zhang, W. (2012-10). The effects of political news use, political discussion and authoritarian orientation on political participation: Evidences from Singapore and Taiwan. Asian Journal of Communication 22 (5) : 474-492. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2012.701313
Abstract: This article utilizes two national representative surveys to examine the roles of political news use, political discussion, and authoritarian orientation in shaping political participation in two democratizing societies: Singapore and Taiwan. The regression findings show that in both societies, the effects of political news use and political discussion have to be conditioned on the type of political participation as well as the nature of the political system. Both mass and interpersonal communications are confirmed to positively influence contact and campaign participation, to different degrees depending upon the political system. Interaction effects between the two communication variables are seen as well. The authoritarian orientation is found to mainly interact with communication factors to shape political participation. Implications regarding communication influences on political participation in societies where authoritarianism is evident are discussed. © 2012 Copyright AMIC/SCI-NTU.
Source Title: Asian Journal of Communication
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/52035
ISSN: 01292986
DOI: 10.1080/01292986.2012.701313
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