Deficits, differences, and ceilings: Contingent Conditions for Understanding the Knowledge Gap

James S. Ettema, F. Gerald Kline

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Abstract

This article focuses on audience-related factors such as ability, motivation, and media use as well as “ceiling effects” that act as contingent conditions for understanding the “knowledge gap.” Ability deficits, individual differences, and ceiling effects, true or imposed, are examined to attempt a clarification of how knowledge gaps are widened or narrowed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)179-202
Number of pages24
JournalCommunication Research
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1977

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Communication
  • Linguistics and Language

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