Identity and Political Media Literacy of Youths in Hong Kong


Identity and Political Media Literacy of Youths in Hong Kong


Lei Zhang

School of Journalism and Communication, Jinan University, Guangzhou 510632, China


International Journal of social research

Since Hong Kong returned to China in 1997, it’s local politics and economy have greatly developed. However, in recent years, political turmoil in Hong Kong often occurs, and youth groups have played a radical role in it. Facing various contradictions and conflicts in such a complicated political environment, correctly understanding political messages conveyed by the media, establishing positive attitude in political participation, and scientifically and rationally engaging in political participation activities, not only help Hongkong’s youths healthy growth and contribute to the stable development of Hong Kong society. Using a quota sampling method, the Social Investigation and Research Center of Jinan University conducted a questionnaire survey from November 2016 to January 2017.The study found that Hong Kong’s youths pay more attention to the identity of “Hong Kong people”, pay less attention to political topics, and are less willing to participate in political action. The identity of Hong Kong youth and political media literacy will directly affect the political orientation of Hong Kong society.


The paper is supported by National Social Science Foundation of China (13CSH077)


Keywords:  Hong Kong youth Identity media Political literacy

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How to cite this article:
Lei Zhang. Identity and Political Media Literacy of Youths in Hong Kong. International Journal of Social Research, 2018; 2:23. DOI:10.28933/ijsr-2018-10-0801


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