Investigating The Role Of Media On Education Of Professional Citizens
Modern democracies need an educated citizenry to survive and to thrive. This concept seeks to promote
the fundamental principles of democracy among the people so, the training of citizenship components is so
important. Because of the undeniable influence of media on people's mind and attitude, in recent years, there has
been an increasing interest in the role of media specially the role of press in people lives. The aim of this study is
to survey the effect of media in the education of citizenship. A number of 232professional citizenships of
Bushehrcity, which participate actively in society, working in non-governmental institutions and readers of local
and national press, are selected with the use of cluster sampling method. For collecting the data a researchconstructed
questionnaire is used. The method of this study is descriptive of survey type. The analyzing data
indicated that there is a meaningful relationship between the role of mass media and the education of professionals'
citizenship including knowledge, beliefs and participatory skills while the correlation coefficient between the study
of press and teaching the intellectual skills of citizenship is not meaningful.
Keywords - Citizenship, Citizens Training and Education, Press, Mass media.