Drawing on data collected online in China, this dissertation consists of four studies that deal – from different angles – with relationships between media use and repertoires, traditional and social media credibility, and online engagement in politics, culture, and health among young adults. In a nutshell, I investigated how much young adults trust the various media outlets at their disposal and how this affects behaviors and forms of engagement vis-à-vis topical issues in the fields of politics, culture and health in the country’s contemporary media environment.

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Keywords social media, media credibility, online engagement, political trust, health communication, media repertoires, culture repertoires, China
Promotor M.S.S.E. Janssen (Susanne) , M.N.M. Verboord (Marc)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Persistent URL hdl.handle.net/1765/122605
Note For copyright reasons there is a partial embargo for this dissertation
Gong, Q. (2020, January 9). Social Media Use, Media Credibility and Online Engagement Among Young Adults in China. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/122605