Journal of International and Global Studies


Prior research has shown that Bulgarian participants report greater global normative environment and identification with global citizens than U.S. participants; it has also shown that the relationship between country sample (U.S. vs. Bulgaria) and global citizenship identification is mediated by the perception that one’s normative environment promotes a global citizen identity. In Study 1 of the present research, we examined the number of global (vs. domestic stories) in U.S. and Bulgarian print media to find a greater number of global stories in Bulgarian media. In Study 2, Bulgarians’ frequency of media consumption was associated with self-reported global citizenship identification, and this relationship was mediated by their perception of their normative environment as prescribing a global citizen identity. In Study 3, we manipulated participants’ perceptions of their normative environment and found the manipulation influenced antecedents and outcomes of global citizenship identification.

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