Television Viewing And Protective Action Against Crime

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Nabi, R. L, & Sullivan, J. L. (2001, December). Does Television Viewing Relate to Engagement in Protective Action Against Crime?: A Cultivation Analysis From a Theory of Reasoned Action Perspective. Communication Research, (28), 802nd ser.
2. This Study is for my Dependent Variables
3. Statement of Study 's Purpose and Brief Overview of Literature Review Nabi and Sullivan used the cultivation theory as the base of their study. (2001)Within the study, they also used the theory of reasoned action (TRA) (Fishbein & Ajzen, 1975) as a model of social influence. TRA is about predicting behaviors based on the significance of beliefs and attitudes. They used the TRA along with the cultivation theory to determine if there were any intentions of actual engagement in protective action. What they found was television viewing of violence directly influenced society to take protective measures. Therefore, strong television viewing of violence caused the “mean world syndrome” attitude with protection behaviors.
4. Study 's Hypothesis The authors uses these hypotheses linking the cultivation theory and TRA: H1a: Amount of television viewing will be positively related to beliefs about the prevalence of crime and violence in society; H1b: Beliefs about the prevalence of crime will predict the attitudes that the world is a mean place; H1c: The attitude that the world is a mean place will predict intentions to take protective measures; H1d: Intentions to take
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