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URN etd-0730108-012621
Author Ruei-De Chen
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Department Political Science
Year 2007
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title The study of peple's willingness to express opinion in Taiwan:The case of the fourth Taipei and Kaohsiung Mayoral Election
Date of Defense 2008-07-21
Page Count 138
Keyword
  • political efficacy
  • interpersonal communication
  • political participation
  • spiral of silence
  • mass communication
  • social integration
  • political confidence
  • Abstract Public opinion polls sometimes overestimate the majority and underestimate the minority, such as Taipei and Kaohsiung Mayoral Election of 2006. On one hand the study is based on spiral of silence theory to analyze the phenomenon, and on the other it tries to explore the other factors that may affect the voters’ willingness to express opinion in Taipei and Kaohsiung city.
      According to findings, social integration effect isn’t a main factor to affect people’s willingness to express opinion in Taipei and Kaohsiung city. On the contrary, people’s level of interpersonal communication, political efficacy and education in Taipei and interpersonal communication, political participation, political confidence and political efficacy in Kaohsiung city are important factors to increase people’s willingness to express opinion. In addition, the study uses interactive variables to go a step further to explore social integration effect. The results show that the spiral of silence effect supports voters’ behavior in Kaohsiung city, but doesn’t in Taipei city.
    Advisory Committee
  • Hwang, Ching-Chane - chair
  • Huang, Hsin-Ta - co-chair
  • Liu, Cheng-Shan - advisor
  • Huang, Min-Hua - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2008-07-30

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