Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
School of Communication
Stephen K. Hunt
Student Government Associations (SGAs) are campus organizations comprised of student leaders which advocate on behalf of the student population. Participation in SGAs have proven academic, professional, and social benefits, yet the engagement in the organization has declined. This study employs Daft and Lengel’s (1986) Media Richness Theory to examine if different media affect the composition of student publics. These publics are defined using Grunig’s (1979) Situational Theory of Publics (STP). Additionally, the impact of self-efficacy, response efficacy, and perceptions of social norms on the variables in STP is also examined.
Patel, Viraj, "Increasing Engagement With Student Government Associations: An Examination Of Student Publics" (2020). Theses and Dissertations. 1230.