File Download
Supplementary

postgraduate thesis: Facebook usage and perceived police legitimacy : the case of the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong

TitleFacebook usage and perceived police legitimacy : the case of the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2016
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Cheung, W. [蔣穎琳], Chow, L. [周麗花], Man, K. [文君琪], Sin, K. [冼嘉敏]. (2016). Facebook usage and perceived police legitimacy : the case of the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.
Abstract This study explores the influence of social media use, Facebook in particular, on the perceived police legitimacy among the protesters in the context of the Umbrella Movement (UM) which occurred in Hong Kong in 2014. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 10 protesters, who claimed to be Facebook users, between May 2015 and February 2016. Most respondents stated that traditional media have low credibility as journalists report the news selectively without showing the comprehensive circumstances. They are likely to trust the information retrieved from social media. Based on feedback from the participants, social media have an influence on shaping users’ views, stimulating emotions, participating in social movements, as well as raising social awareness. In the UM, social media played an important role in five aspects: information, organization and communication, mobilization, reporting, and reframing, as well as identity building. With the influence of social media and their personal experience, most participants held positive attitudes toward the police (ATP) before the UM which deteriorated during the UM. Social media help reinforce their negative ATP and persisted after the movement.
DegreeMaster of Social Sciences
SubjectChina - Hong Kong - Police
Online social networks - China - Hong Kong - Social aspects
Protest movements - China - Hong Kong
Dept/ProgramCriminology
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249881

 

DC FieldValueLanguage
dc.contributor.authorCheung, Wing-lam-
dc.contributor.author蔣穎琳-
dc.contributor.authorChow, Lai-fa-
dc.contributor.author周麗花-
dc.contributor.authorMan, Kwan-ki-
dc.contributor.author文君琪-
dc.contributor.authorSin, Ka-man-
dc.contributor.author冼嘉敏-
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-19T09:27:37Z-
dc.date.available2017-12-19T09:27:37Z-
dc.date.issued2016-
dc.identifier.citationCheung, W. [蔣穎琳], Chow, L. [周麗花], Man, K. [文君琪], Sin, K. [冼嘉敏]. (2016). Facebook usage and perceived police legitimacy : the case of the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR.-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/249881-
dc.description.abstract This study explores the influence of social media use, Facebook in particular, on the perceived police legitimacy among the protesters in the context of the Umbrella Movement (UM) which occurred in Hong Kong in 2014. Semi-structured interviews were conducted on 10 protesters, who claimed to be Facebook users, between May 2015 and February 2016. Most respondents stated that traditional media have low credibility as journalists report the news selectively without showing the comprehensive circumstances. They are likely to trust the information retrieved from social media. Based on feedback from the participants, social media have an influence on shaping users’ views, stimulating emotions, participating in social movements, as well as raising social awareness. In the UM, social media played an important role in five aspects: information, organization and communication, mobilization, reporting, and reframing, as well as identity building. With the influence of social media and their personal experience, most participants held positive attitudes toward the police (ATP) before the UM which deteriorated during the UM. Social media help reinforce their negative ATP and persisted after the movement. -
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subject.lcshChina - Hong Kong - Police-
dc.subject.lcshOnline social networks - China - Hong Kong - Social aspects-
dc.subject.lcshProtest movements - China - Hong Kong-
dc.titleFacebook usage and perceived police legitimacy : the case of the Umbrella movement in Hong Kong-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Social Sciences-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineCriminology-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.date.hkucongregation2016-
dc.identifier.mmsid991043959698603414-

Export via OAI-PMH Interface in XML Formats


OR


Export to Other Non-XML Formats