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Motivated Exposure to Counter-attitudinal Information in an Online Political Forum

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Does the structure of diverse information automatically expose Internet users to counter-
attitudinal information? Are all Internet users embedded in the same structure compelled to
receive attitude-inconsistent contents at the same level? A review of research on cross-cutting
exposure aroused these critical questions. Using data collected from 341 participants in an online
political forum, this study explored motivations for using online political forums and
investigated the relationship between motivations and cross-cutting exposure. The first set of
results employed Principle Component Analysis in order to identify factors for using online
forum and identified four motivations: self-enhancing information seeking, comprehensive
information seeking, pass time, and interpersonal interaction. By using those four motivations,
the second set of results used hierarchical regression analysis that revealed comprehensive
information seeking and interpersonal interaction were positively associated with cross-cutting
exposure. Theoretical and practical implications were discussed.

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Kang, Sungmin. "Motivated Exposure to Counter-attitudinal Information in an Online Political Forum" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada, Aug 06, 2014 <Not Available>. 2014-12-19 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p745401_index.html>

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Kang, S. , 2014-08-06 "Motivated Exposure to Counter-attitudinal Information in an Online Political Forum" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Le Centre Sheraton, Montreal, Canada Online <APPLICATION/PDF>. 2014-12-19 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p745401_index.html

Publication Type: Conference Paper/Unpublished Manuscript
Review Method: Peer Reviewed
Abstract: Does the structure of diverse information automatically expose Internet users to counter-
attitudinal information? Are all Internet users embedded in the same structure compelled to
receive attitude-inconsistent contents at the same level? A review of research on cross-cutting
exposure aroused these critical questions. Using data collected from 341 participants in an online
political forum, this study explored motivations for using online political forums and
investigated the relationship between motivations and cross-cutting exposure. The first set of
results employed Principle Component Analysis in order to identify factors for using online
forum and identified four motivations: self-enhancing information seeking, comprehensive
information seeking, pass time, and interpersonal interaction. By using those four motivations,
the second set of results used hierarchical regression analysis that revealed comprehensive
information seeking and interpersonal interaction were positively associated with cross-cutting
exposure. Theoretical and practical implications were discussed.


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