Content-expressive behavior and ideological extremity: An examination of the roles of emotional intelligence and information network heterogeneity

Matthew Barnidge, Alberto Ardèvol-Abreu, Homero Gil de Zúñiga

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Abstract

One thriving area of research on participatory media revolves around political expression and the creation of political content. This study analyzes the connections between these behaviors, heterogeneous information networks, and ideological extremity while accounting for the role of emotional intelligence. Results from a two-wave-panel survey of US adults show that people who engage in content-expressive behavior are embedded in heterogeneous information networks and that emotional intelligence moderates the relationship between content-expressive behavior and ideological extremity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)815-834
Number of pages20
JournalNew Media and Society
Volume20
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Sociology and Political Science

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