Stereotypes of Chinese by American college students: Media use and perceived realism

Carlos Muñiz, Salvador Alvídrez, Nilsa Tellez

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Abstract

This study explores American college students' stereotypes about Chinese and the influences of mediated information sources and perceived realism of media messages on those stereotypes. Results showed that American college students had positive stereotypes about Chinese but also perceived China as a potential threat to the United States. Students' use of media sources alone did not predict these stereotypes, whereas perceived realism and the interaction between it and media use were important predictors.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1
Pages (from-to)1-20
Number of pages20
JournalInternational Journal of Communication
Volume9
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2015

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Publisher Copyright:
© 2015 (Lingling Zhang).

Copyright:
Copyright 2015 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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