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.
Reysen, Stephen Ph.D. and Katzarska-Miller, Iva Ph.D.
"Media, Family, and Friends: Normative Environment and Global Citizenship Identification,"
Journal of International and Global Studies: Vol. 9:
1, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/jigs/vol9/iss1/3
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