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Volume :40 Issue : 154 2014      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Attitudes of Audience Towards Crime News Coverage in Kuwaiti Daily Newspapers

Auther : Dr. Khalid A. AL-Qahas

     This study aimed to identify the attitudes of Kuwaiti audience towards crime news coverage in Kuwaiti daily newspapers, in order to develop a scale for measuring the audience’s attitudes towards crime news coverage. The sample consisted of 602 Kuwaiti newspaper readers in which 313 (52%) were male, and 289 (48%) were female.
     The results produced a scale of five dimensions (using Factor Analysis) for measuring the audience’s attitudes towards crime news coverage in daily newspapers. These five dimensions were examined with the sample demographics, and the sample reading habits. Results showed that there are differences between some demographics variables and the five dimensions of the scale. In addition, results showed that there are differences between some reading habits variables of crime news readers and the five dimensions of the scale. Some results found in this research are consistent with previous similar research. The research concludes with suitable recommendations.

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