Valeria Pierola Suzuki's research while affiliated with University of Arkansas and other places

Publications (2)

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This study examined how socio-cultural factors explain the relationship between hurricane exposure and frequency of individual disaster communication among Latinx individuals in Texas communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Participants included 397 Latinx residents in nine Texas counties that were most impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Through struc...
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A democracy extends beyond partisan politics. The current study examines how a social media video about the environment can spark political deliberation and participation. Drawing from normative democratic theory, an experimental design was employed to test the effect of the video in engaging citizens in the political process and fostering interper...

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... Disaster communication must be supported by accurate, fast, reliable data and information. Disaster communication must also be supported by integrated, reliable and timely data and information for its acquisition (Spialek et al., 2021;Liu, 2022). Good quality of data and information will determine the quality of disaster communication and speed up the decision-making process about disasters. ...
... These two events also initiated other research to be involved in understanding the relationship between the use of social media and existing socio-political issues. The trend of research results in general has produced several important findings where social media is considered to be sufficient to contribute in initiating the emergence of participatory attitudes and encouraging public awareness to engage in developing socio-political discourse [15] [22] The opportunity to influence the level of participation then influences the emergence of new campaign models by maximizing the use of social media. This tendency brings opportunities for activists or sociopolitical actors to spread ideas and ideas with the aim of influencing the interests and attitudes of other social media users [27]. ...