Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Communication Studies

Language

English

Abstract

This study presents a theoretical framework that examines foreign publics’ use of foreign news from domestic media and preexisting schema to form an image of another nation. To test the proposed theoretical framework, we examined Chinese citizens’ image of the United States using the data from a survey collected from a representative sample of Chinese adults. The findings suggest that the role of foreign news from domestic media is conditional on preexisting schema, including individuals’ patriotism and whether they have traveled to the United States. We conclude by discussing the implications of the results for research investigating national image and stakeholders interested in predictors of national image.

Keywords

national image, public diplomacy, China, the United States, foreign news, schema

Publication Date

9-2018

Source Publication Title

International Journal of Public Opinion Research

Volume

30

Issue

3

Start Page

443

End Page

472

Publisher

Oxford University Press

DOI

10.1093/ijpor/edx010

Link to Publisher's Edition

https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edx010

ISSN (print)

09542892

ISSN (electronic)

14716909

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