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Title:Mobile news information behavior of undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S.: An exploratory study
Author(s):Tang, Rong; Oh, Kyong Eun
Subject(s):News information
Information behavior
Mobile phones
Smart phones
University students
Abstract:This research study explored how undergraduate and graduate students in the U.S. use mobile phones to receive, read, find, share, and store news. Fifty participants responded to an online survey. Results show that participants were less engaged, proficient, and satisfied in sharing or storing news than in receiving, reading, and finding news on their mobile phones. Participants commented on their lack of familiarity with the storing and sharing function, and how they would improvise by using sharing for storing. A number of demographic variables such as class (undergraduate versus graduate), age group, type of student (American versus international), and ethnicity had a significant impact on types of news that participants followed and on their proficiency or satisfaction ratings of processing mobile news. The study provides valuable insights into users’ mobile news information behavior.
Issue Date:2017
Citation Info:Tang, R., & Oh, K. E. (2017). Mobile News Information Behavior of Undergraduate and Graduate Students in the U.S.: An Exploratory Study. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 340-347).
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Rong Tang and Kyong Eun Oh
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27

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