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For Democrats, there were bigger TPPs for in-gathering for level headed discussions and comics ... Information acquired in a post-test inside of a week after the race ...
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The Third Person Effect and Social Identity: Young Voters\' Perceptions of Media Influence in the 2004 U.S. Presidential Campaign Cynthia Hoffner and Raiza Rehkoff Department of Communication Georgia State University USA

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The Third Person Effect Perceptual segment (Third individual recognitions; TPPs) The examination other – the "third individual" Social separation/Group participation Assumptions/convictions about the "other" Type of media/Type of saw impact Negative versus constructive substance Social attractive quality of assumed impacts Behavioral part Censorship Other behavioral results once in a while inspected e.g., quake arrangements, versatility, voting goals

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Social Identity Theory/Self-Categorization Theory (e.g., Tajfel & Turner, 1979; Turner, 1999) Self-idea is connected to gathering enrollments People highlight: Similarity to in-gathering individuals Differences without-gathering individuals This is improved when: Social character is remarkable Social recognizable proof with the gathering is solid Several specialists have utilized SIT/SCT to look at the Third Person Perception in political decisions Notably Duck, Hogg, and Terry (e.g., 1995, 1999) This study expands on their work

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George W. Hedge – Republican versus John Kerry - Democrat This paper concentrates on the part of political personality in the apparent impact of a few types of political media on oneself and different gatherings, and the behavioral outcomes The Context of the Current Study: The 2004 U.S. Presidential Election

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Specifically, we analyzed: The part of social personality in TPPs Party alliance saw consequences for in-gathering versus out-gathering (and also "by and large voters") Strength of political character (high versus low) The part of sort of media Forms of media that contrast in assumed precision/inclination: Debates, news, "turn," surveys, humorists, applicants\' promotions The part of TPPs in behavioral results Censorship Voting adequacy & voting expectations

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SIT/SCT and the Third Person Perceptions as a rule, politically associated individuals ought to see bigger TPPs for the out-gathering than the in-gathering Enhanced for media more one-sided toward the "other" side Reduced or switched for media harmonious with own gathering These examples ought to be more grounded for the individuals who recognize all the more unequivocally with their political gathering

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Additional Predictions for TPPs For correlation others without a predetermined political alliance ("normal voters"): M ay be seen as more prone to be impacted by political media than factional voters Hence biggest TPPs for this gathering as a rule, bigger TPPs for media with less alluring impacts " Spin," surveys, comics, battle advertisements (when contrasted with level headed discussions & news)

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Predictions for Behavioral Outcomes Censorship support and TPPs Based on earlier research and SIT/SCT, restriction backing ought to be emphatically anticipated by TPPs for the "normal voter" and the out-gathering Voting goals/viability and TPPs Only a couple of earlier studies, proof conflicting TPPs could: Induce a feeling of feebleness and decrease voting aims Motivate individuals to vote keeping in mind the end goal to secure society/authorize change

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Method The first specimen: N = 316; Limited to youthful grown-ups (18-29), enrolled to vote, and self-distinguished as Republican or Democrat Final example: N = 187 Mean age: 20 years 53% Female 59% White, 27% African American 54% Democrats Self-controlled surveys Within one week before the race (Oct 27 to Nov 1) They likewise finished a post-test inside one week after the race (information not yet investigated)

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Measures ** All appraisals made on sizes of 0 to 4 Third Person Perceptions Rated saw impacts of 7 types of media on voting choices of: Self, normal voters, republicans, democrats Ratings for rep & dem recoded as in-gathering & out-gathering in view of respondents\' political gathering TPP: Effect on different short impact on self The seven sorts of media * Presidential debates * Comedians * Campaign news * Bush promotions * The "spin" * Kerry advertisements * Political surveys

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Measures Political gathering connection: Republican or Democrat Strength of political personality 10 things measured ID with political gathering (alpha = .91) Perceived decision learning: Two things (alpha = .82) News presentation TV news, print news Censorship bolster Support for government direction of 5 sorts of political media (alpha = .95) Voting variables: Perceived viability of voting (4 things ; alpha = .83) Likelihood of voting

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Results Mean Third Person Perceptions for 7 Sources by and large, bigger TPPs for media regularly seen as having more predisposition/less attractive impacts (entertainers is the exemption): Media Three TPPs Source Combined Debates .31 a News .61 abdominal muscle "Spin" .99 c Polls 1.02 c Comedians .51 stomach muscle Bush ads .76 bc Kerry ads .77 bc

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Results Third Person Perceptions and Group Identity Major Conclusions: TPPs bigger for "normal voters" than for partisans, however just for Democrats Exception: Bush advertisements TPPs bigger for out-gathering than in-gathering, yet mostly for Republicans For Democrats, there were bigger TPPs for in-gathering for verbal confrontations and humorists For hopeful\'s promotions: Larger TPPs for in-gathering for own competitor\'s promotions Larger TPPs for out-gathering for the other hopeful\'s promotions No impacts for political ID (high, low)

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Results Mean TPPs for 7 Sources & 3 Comparison Groups Average In-gathering Out-gathering Voters Voters Voters Presidential Debates Republicans .54 b .25 b .40 b Democrats .37 b .41 b -.10 a Campaign News Coverage Republicans .92 c .35 a .71 bc Democrats .86 c .47 abdominal muscle .38 abdominal muscle The "Twist" Republicans 1.35 c .30 a 1.27 bc Democrats 1.29 c .82 b .93 b Political Polls Republicans 1.23 c .72 a 1.14 bc Democrats 1.26 c .89 stomach muscle .87 abdominal muscle Comedians Republicans .92 c .27 stomach muscle .92 c Democrats .66 bc .58 b -.15 a Bush Ads Republicans .47 b 1.02 c -.35 a Democrats 1.24 c .52 b 1.44 c Kerry Ads Republicans 1.20 bc .13 a 1.58 c Democrats .85 b .88 b -.03 a

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Results Predicting Behavioral Outcomes Results for TPPs: Higher oversight support = more noteworthy TPP for out-gathering, yet not "normal voters" Voting adequacy not identified with TPPs Lower voting probability = more prominent TPP for "normal voters" (p < .08) Other discoveries: Higher political character = more noteworthy viability, more prone to vote Republicans: higher voting adequacy Democrats: more prone to vote

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Results Regression Analyses Predicting Behavioral Outcomes Censorship Voting Voting Support Efficacy Likelihood 1. Gender Pos (Female) - Pos (Female) Ethnicity Neg (White) - - 2. Political party - Pos (Rep) Neg (Dem) Political identity - Pos 3. Television news - - - Print news Neg - [Pos] 4. Seen race knowledge Neg - Pos 5. Third individual observations: Average - - [Neg] In-group - - - Out-group Pos - -

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Summary and Interpretations Findings affirm significance of social personality in the apparent impact of the media Results for the most part reliable with SIT/SCT and earlier research Different examples for the different types of media (and for the two gatherings) stretches out earlier research TPPs gave off an impression of being influenced by view of others\' political convictions, and additionally assessments of different media sorts Findings likewise demonstrate that social character assumes a part in the relationship amongst TPPs and control bolster Little confirmation that TPPs assumed a part in decision results In future investigations we will consider: Perceptions of media inclination Own political belief system versus seen belief system of different gatherings Data acquired in a post-test inside a week after the decision

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