Date of Award
Master of Science in Social Work
Committee Chair or Primary Advisor
Thomas L. Winter
Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor
Third Committee Member or Committee Reader
This study explores if valid information can mitigate stereotypes of foster care as reflected in popular media, specifically in the context of the State of Texas. A quasiexperimental, post-test only design assessed the role that media plays in the public’s perception of foster care in the state of Texas. Results indicate that media, in the form of a professional presentation, made statistically significant differences between treatment and control groups in regard to the overall perception and general attitudes towards the foster care system in the State of Texas. Results indicate the need for further research in the area of media’s impact on the public’s perception of foster care.
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Sims, Hannah, "The Impact of Media on the Public's Perception of Texas Foster Care" (2018). Digital Commons @ ACU, Electronic Theses and Dissertations. Paper 83.