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Fear of Social Isolation: Testing an Assumption from the Spiral of Silence
Shoemaker, Pamela J; Breen, Michael; Stamper, Marjorie
This study is designed specifically to test the fear of isolation assumption and to explore its position in the Spiral of Silence model. It has been unclear from the literature whether fear of isolation is antecedent to opinion formation and dominant opinion assessment or an intervening variable between opinion formation and willingness to voice the opinion. Path analyses are used to empirically investigate the relationship of the fear of isolation variable to other variables in the model.
Keyword(s): public opinion; isolation; fear; Communication; Communication Technology and New Media
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Type: Other
Peer-Reviewed: Unknown
Institution: Dublin Institute of Technology
Citation(s): Irish Communication Review
Publisher(s): Dublin Institute of Technology
File Format(s): application/pdf
First Indexed: 2017-12-14 07:15:58 Last Updated: 2017-12-14 07:15:58