El uso de los medios de comunicación y la elaboración cognitiva: El papel mediador de la eficacia mediática

Translated title of the contribution: News media use and cognitive elaboration. The mediating role of media efficacy

Ji Won Kim, M. Monica Chadha, Homero Gil de Zúñiga

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Abstract

This study examines the relationship between news use and elaboration while introducing the mediating role of people’s perception of how different media helps them understand complex issues. The construct—media efficacy—is conceptualized as an individual’s perception of helpfulness of a news medium in understanding complex issues. Analysis from a two-wave panel study showed the relationship between news media use and elaboration was fully mediated by media efficacy. This research advances the Cognitive Mediation Model scholarship by introducing a new mediating variable, media efficacy, and examining its relationship with cognitive elaboration.

Translated title of the contributionNews media use and cognitive elaboration. The mediating role of media efficacy
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)168-183
Number of pages16
JournalRevista Latina de Comunicacion Social
Volume2018
Issue number73
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Media efficacy
  • Mediation
  • News elaboration
  • News media use
  • Panel analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Communication

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'News media use and cognitive elaboration. The mediating role of media efficacy: El papel mediador de la eficacia mediática'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this