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Exploring the Boundaries of Heroes, Celebrities and Role Models after 9/11: Lessons from Shanksville
Unformatted Document Text:  Lessons from Shanksville p. 12 Results Results are presented in the order of the research questions and hypotheses stated earlier. Research Questions The first research question assessed if news media consumption was associated with respondents’ beliefs that the passengers and crew on board UA Flight 93 (not including the terrorists) were heroes. Chi-square analyses revealed no significant relationships between this belief in heroism and television news viewing, print news consumption, radio news consumption, and internet news use. The second research question explored whether the 9/11 attacks changed people’s thinking about how they role model celebrities (athletes, musicians, actors, writers, directors) and heroes. Results indicate that respondents regard for celebrities as role models decreased by 18.0 percent, while their regard for fire fighters, police officers, and military personnel as role models increased 10.5 percent. In the third research question, we assessed if interpersonal discussion about the terrorist attacks were associated with respondents’ visits to the temporary memorial sites in New York and at the Pentagon. Results from t-tests indicate those who discussed the attacks with more people were more likely to visit the Pentagon crash site (t = 3.97, p < .001), but were not more likely to visit the New York City crash site (t = .37, p = .71). Hypotheses The first hypothesis, which predicted a positive relationship between personally knowing someone who lived in the area near one of the September 11 th attacks and visiting the memorials sites, was supported by the research results. Respondents who

Authors: Brown, William. and Fraser, Benson.
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Lessons from Shanksville
p. 12
Results
Results are presented in the order of the research questions and hypotheses stated
earlier.
Research Questions
The first research question assessed if news media consumption was associated
with respondents’ beliefs that the passengers and crew on board UA Flight 93 (not
including the terrorists) were heroes. Chi-square analyses revealed no significant
relationships between this belief in heroism and television news viewing, print news
consumption, radio news consumption, and internet news use.
The second research question explored whether the 9/11 attacks changed people’s
thinking about how they role model celebrities (athletes, musicians, actors, writers,
directors) and heroes. Results indicate that respondents regard for celebrities as role
models decreased by 18.0 percent, while their regard for fire fighters, police officers, and
military personnel as role models increased 10.5 percent.
In the third research question, we assessed if interpersonal discussion about the
terrorist attacks were associated with respondents’ visits to the temporary memorial sites
in New York and at the Pentagon. Results from t-tests indicate those who discussed the
attacks with more people were more likely to visit the Pentagon crash site (t = 3.97,
p < .001), but were not more likely to visit the New York City crash site (t = .37, p = .71).
Hypotheses
The first hypothesis, which predicted a positive relationship between personally
knowing someone who lived in the area near one of the September 11
th
attacks and
visiting the memorials sites, was supported by the research results. Respondents who


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