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Title: The ideal candidate : a study of university students' perceptions of political candidates and the attributes they consider ideal for a political candidate to possess
Authors: Bugeja, Nadette (2000)
Keywords: Political candidates -- Malta
Politics, Practical -- Malta
Communication in politics -- Malta
Propaganda -- Malta
Issue Date: 2000
Citation: Bugeja, N. (2000). The ideal candidate : a study of university students' perceptions of political candidates and the attributes they consider ideal for a political candidate to possess (Bachelor's dissertation).
Abstract: What are university students' perceptions of political candidates and what attributes do they believe are ideal for a candidate contesting Malta's general elections? A telephone survey and a focus group discussion were used to determine the perceptions and attributes. A sample of 100 university students was used for the survey. Perceptions seem rather negative, the general view was that candidates are popular, party men and women who are used by political parties to diffuse propaganda. They are vote catchers, a source of favouritism (pjaciri), they promise a lot and deliver very little. The Ideal Candidate is honest, hardworking, sees to the country's needs as a whole prior to everything else, is knowledgeable about politics, and does not show up only at election time. S/he is also well educated, intelligent, sociable, consistent, and does not promise what s/he cannot deliver.
Description: B.COMMS.(HONS)
URI: https://www.um.edu.mt/library/oar/handle/123456789/80192
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