Medierna Och Människors oro för Antibiotikaresistens

Translated title of the contribution: The Media And People's Anxiety For Antibiotics

Monika Anna Lena Djerf-Pierre, Adam Shehata

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This chapter studies the importance of news media and media usage
for people's perception and concern for increased antibiotic resistance. The analysis takes its starting point in theories of media effects and knowledge gaps.
The results show that antibiotic resistance has been on Swedish media's agenda for several decades and that news reports have slowly increased over time. At the same time, the guard is of this issue quite limited compared with what attention other social issues get in the media. Despite the limited space, however, there is a connection between people's news consumption and their concern for increased antibiotic resistance.
The results also show that education and political interest are related to concern for Antibiotics Resistance - A concern Partially Channeled Through News Usage And
perceptions of antibiotic resistance. However, the effect of different media is different.
It is mainly news via traditional media and news sites that play a role
for awareness and concern, while using social media as news source rather
has negative effects.
Translated title of the contributionThe Media And People's Anxiety For Antibiotics
Original languageSwedish
Title of host publicationLarmar och gör sig till
EditorsUlrika Andersson, Jonas Ohlsson, Henrik Oscarsson, Maria Oskarson
Place of PublicationGöteborgs Germany
PublisherSOM-institutet, Göteborgs universitet
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789189673397
Publication statusPublished - 2018

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