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Health Information Seeking and Searching Behaviours among University Students: A Case from Two Developing Countries

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posted on 07.09.2020 by TESFAHUN MELESE YILMA
This research aims to examine Health Information Seeking Behaviour (HISB) and its associated factors among university students from two developing countries. The study also explores the Online Health Information Searching Behaviour (OHISB) and challenges of university students in online environments. An online survey is employed to examine the HISB of university students. In addition, an interactive information retrieval experiment is used to explore university students’ OHISB. Results of this study provide an understanding of HISB and OHISB of university students from two developing countries. Results suggest design strategies to improve health information retrieval systems.

History

Campus location

Malaysia

Principal supervisor

Kok Sheik Wong

Additional supervisor 1

Anushia Inthiran

Additional supervisor 2

Daniel D Reidpath

Additional supervisor 3

Sylvester Olubolu Orimaye

Year of Award

2019

Department, School or Centre

School of Information Technology (Monash University Malaysia)

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

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