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Title:Still Hungry for Information: Information Seeking Behavior of Senior Citizens in South Korea
Author(s):Kim, Sumi; Choi, Heekyung
Subject(s):information seeking behavior
senior citizens
new seniors
information gap; digital literacy
Abstract:In Korea, the rapid development of information and communication technologies and the aging of the society have caused a wide information gap between generations and the effective exclusion of the elderly. As such, this research attempts to discover ways in which the modern elderly in Korea's metropolitan areas seek information, as well as factors that influence their attitudes. The results of this field study show that the elderly people value interpersonal relationships most when seeking information. They actively seek information from human information sources, which in turn triggers further information seeking. Seniors do use digital devices, but there is a high barrier that prevents them from actively using digital devices to locate information. These findings would bring meaningful insight with which to investigate "new seniors," the generation of seniors who possesses digital literacy, in the future.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Citation Info:Kim, S., & Choi, H. (2014). Still Hungry for Information: Information Seeking Behavior of Senior Citizens in South Korea. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 889 - 894). doi:10.9776/14300
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Other Identifier(s):300
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28

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