Does social media matter in developing democracies? Examining its impact on citizen political participation and expression in Uganda

Kasadha, Juma, (2019). Does social media matter in developing democracies? Examining its impact on citizen political participation and expression in Uganda. Journal of Public Affairs, 1-10

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  • Sub-type Journal article
    Author Kasadha, Juma
    Title Does social media matter in developing democracies? Examining its impact on citizen political participation and expression in Uganda
    Appearing in Journal of Public Affairs
    Publication Date 2019-06-25
    Place of Publication New Jersey
    Publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Start page 1
    End page 10
    Language eng
    Abstract This study examines the impact of citizens' use of social media for political participation and expression in developing democracies of Africa in particular Uganda. Findings from studied N = 2,400 respondents, evidenced social media does matter in the developing democracy of Uganda as the second most preferred form of media (.95 ± 2.37). Findings also showed the use of social media for political participation in persuading others to vote for a given candidate or party was positively correlated r = .043*(p value at .05), n = 2,400, and p = .035 with R2 = .002. Future studies should examine the use of social media platforms for policy implementation, civic engagement, and inclusiveness.
    Copyright Holder John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
    Copyright Year 2019
    Copyright type All rights reserved
    DOI 10.1002/pa.1981
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