Hsiang Chen、Pi-Lien Wang
listening motivation, situationalism, radio listening situations
Previous studies upon radio listeners’ behaviors attempts to describe the relationships between motivations and listening behaviors. Based on the factors of situation in Dervin’s sense-making theory and Belk’s situation constructs, this study attempts to explore the interactions between radio listeners’ behaviors and their listening motivations by anchoring their behaviors on a specific point of time, space and social surrounding. Results indicate a significant interaction between motivation and situation. Situation is an important and valid predictive variable for radio listeners’ behaviors and motivation.