CONSTRUYENDO CAPITAL SOCIAL: Cómo las noticias y la fuerza de los vínculos en la discusión política fomentan la reciprocidad

Translated title of the contribution: Building social capital. How the news and the strength of the ties in the political discussion foster reciprocity

Alberto Ardèvol-Abreu, Trevor Diehl, Homero Gil de Zúñiga

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Abstract

Reciprocity, a social principle that emerges in non-negotiated, inter-personal exchange, is arguably a key construct in generating social capital. However, little research has made this empirical connection. Building on an Orientation-Stimulus-Reasoning-Orientation-Response model, this study advances a theoretical and empirical model in which news use and political discussion tie strength contributes to the development of reciprocity and social capital. Drawing on two-wave panel data, results suggest that reciprocity is a strong predictor of social capital. News media use also directly predicts reciprocity, as well as political discussion with both strong and weak ties, and social capital. Additionally, discussion with weak ties and reciprocity mediate the relationship between news use and social capital.

Translated title of the contributionBuilding social capital. How the news and the strength of the ties in the political discussion foster reciprocity
Original languageSpanish
Article number083
JournalRevista Internacional de Sociologia
Volume76
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2018

Keywords

  • News Media Use
  • Reciprocity
  • Social Capital
  • Strong-Tie Discussion
  • Weak-Tie Discussion

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