The roles of value predispositions, communication, and third person perception on public support for censorship of films with homosexual content
Ho, Shirley S.
Detenber, Benjamin H.
Neo, Rachel L.
Date of Issue2012
Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information
This study aims to examine the roles of value predispositions, communication, and third person perception on public support for censorship of films with homosexual content in Singapore. Findings from a nationally representative telephone survey of adults showed that the majority of Singaporeans supported stricter censorship of films with homosexual characters. Conformity to norms, intrinsic religiosity, and Asian orientation were positively associated with public support for censorship. Media exposure and perceived negative media effects on self were negatively associated with public support for censorship. Our results supported the perceptual component but not the behavioral component of the third person effect.
DRNTU::Social sciences::Communication::Public opinion
Asian journal of communication
© 2012 AMIC/SCI-NTU. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Asian Journal of Communication, AMIC/SCI-NTU. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01292986.2011.622775].