Third-Person Effect Suppressor Variables in Program Evaluations

Stephen A. Banning [WJMCR 4:3 June 2001] Sections:  Abstract|Introduction|Method|Results|Conclusion Abstract This study suggests federal and state program assessment evaluations use a differential impact index to alert evaluators of the presence of a first-person or third-person effect that may result in major miscalculations. While the third-person effect hypothesis in communication has undergone considerable testing since it’s inception […]