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Factors affecting continued use of online health information seeking behaviour among parents in developing countries

Kartiwi, Mira and Gunawan, Teddy Surya and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin (2020) Factors affecting continued use of online health information seeking behaviour among parents in developing countries. International Journal of Evaluation and Research in Education (IJERE). ISSN 2252-8822 (In Press)

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Abstract

The advancement of technology has changed how parents engage in health information seeking activities through the Internet. Such trends not only shown in developed countries but also most of developing economies as the growth of population access to Internet have been steadily increased in the past ten years. Despite the growing penetration rate, little is known on the extent the Internet is being used by parents to obtain health-related information to improve the wellbeing of their children in developing countries. Five hundred and nineteen responses were collected from parents in selected areas of Klang Valley region in Malaysia. The collected data were analysed by partial least square method of structural equation modelling. The results indicated a positive relationship between information satisfaction and online health information seeking continued use. The moderating role of household income and education are confirmed. The research implications of our results would help medical practitioners and policymaker to design the appropriate supports and awareness programs for parents on the risk and benefits of using online health information.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6326/85057
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information Seeking Health information Online behaviour Developing countries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.5 Information technology
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources > ZA4050 Electronic information resources
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: Dr. Mira Kartiwi
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 10:19
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 10:21
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85057

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