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Title:Number of online sources for factual health information seeking – The influences of individual differences
Author(s):Sun, Yalin; Zhang, Yan; Kim, Yeolib
Subject(s):Source selection
Health information seeking
Individual differences
Online sources
Abstract:The diversity of online information sources gives health consumers more options when seeking for health-related information; however, the quality of the information from different sources varies. Considering the significance of online health information in people’s health care decision-making, it is important to investigate people’s source selection behavior to offer insights for the design of better health information services. In this study, we examined the relationship between individual characteristics and the number of online sources people select for seeking factual health information using the survey method. The results show that people with more source experience, lower education, and being White were associated with higher likelihood to select more sources for factual health information.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Sun, Y., Zhang, Y., & Kim, Y. (2017). Number of Online Sources for Factual Health Information Seeking – The Influences of Individual Differences. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 672-676). https://doi.org/10.9776/17315
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Poster
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96695
DOI:https://doi.org/10.9776/17315
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Yalin Sun, Yan Zhang, and Yeolib Kim
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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