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Exploring Cognitive, Affective, and Physical Aspects of Early Adolescents’ Health Information Seeking Behaviors

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2021, 55(2), pp.289-324
  • DOI : 10.4275/KSLIS.2021.55.2.289
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science
  • Received : April 26, 2021
  • Accepted : May 20, 2021
  • Published : May 31, 2021

Kyoungsik Na 1 JEONG, YONG SUN 2 Changwoo Yang 3

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2동신대학교
3Valdosta State University

Excellent Accredited

ABSTRACT

This study reports on early adolescents’ health information seeking behaviors that investigated cognitive, affective, and physical aspects of behaviors as they experienced to find information on their needs of health information seeking. In spite of the current widespread internet health information use by adolescents, little research exists to illuminate how they are engaged in cognitive, affective, and physical information behaviors in information search process. Qualitative data were collected through individual interviews informed by Kuhlthau’s information search process. Forty adolescents from S city in South Korea participated in the project. Findings report thoughts, feelings, and actions aspects of information search process. This study expects to extend our knowledge of the adolescents’ health information seeking behaviors of Kuhlthau’s information search process.

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