Factors influencing occupational commitment among students pursuing careers in journalism

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dc.contributor Daniels, George L.
dc.contributor Berger, Bruce K.
dc.contributor.advisor Lowrey, Wilson Hugh
dc.contributor.author Vernon, Emily
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:45:31Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:45:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000682
dc.identifier.other Vernon_alatus_0004M_10753
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1187
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract This study evaluated factors that influenced students' decisions to pursue a journalism career and their commitment to the field. Students from two Alabama universities were surveyed. A quantitative analysis was used to analyze factors that explained students' decision to pursue journalism and their commitment to the field based on three types of occupational motivation -- affective, normative and continuance motivation. Statistical analysis compared factors of decisions to pursue and commitment among students whose emphasis of study was journalism and students studying in other areas of communication and enrolled in journalism classes. Findings revealed that student perceptions about the current health of the journalism industry were not influential in their decisions to pursue journalism or their commitment to the field compared to other factors such as journalist skills like writing, reporting, etc., and perceptions of the media, salary expectations and involvement in journalism activities in high school and college.
dc.format.extent 74 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Journalism
dc.title Factors influencing occupational commitment among students pursuing careers in journalism
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Journalism
etdms.degree.discipline Journalism
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level master's
etdms.degree.name M.A.


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