Accession Number : ADA304625

Title :   A Survey of 10th Mountain Division (Light) Soldiers Who Deployed to Operation Uphold Democracy to Determine the Importance, Availability and Use of News and Media Resources.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : MARSHALL UNIV HUNTINGTON WV W PAGE PITT SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM AND MASS COMMUNI CATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Roberts, Jenelle B.

PDF Url : ADA304625

Report Date : 27 NOV 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 102

Abstract : The majority of research in the area of mass communication regarding the military falls into the area of public information. Public information deals with information passed to external audiences via the civilian news media. The purpose of this research is to survey the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (Light) who deployed in Operation Uphold Democracy to determine the value of news to them and how much, how often, what kind and by what avenue they received news. News for the purposes of this study is defined as a report of a current event or events. Also, the study will analyze why soldiers use mass media resources. A comparison to earlier studies will indicate if these factors differ significantly in combat versus non-combat environments.

Descriptors :   *MILITARY OPERATIONS, *ARMY PERSONNEL, *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *COMMUNICATION AND RADIO SYSTEMS, *MASS MEDIA, DEPLOYMENT, THEATER LEVEL OPERATIONS, IMPACT, MOBILIZATION, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), THEORY, ENLISTED PERSONNEL, DEMOGRAPHY, MORALE, ACCURACY, THESES, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AVAILABILITY, SURVEYS, PUBLIC RELATIONS, RESOURCE MANAGEMENT, HYPOTHESES, OFFICER PERSONNEL, TIMELINESS, MILITARY PUBLICATIONS, AWARENESS, MILITARY PSYCHOLOGY, FACTOR ANALYSIS, SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Subject Categories : Information Science
      Psychology
      Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Radio Communications
      Non-radio Communications

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE