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The influence of gender and level of education on motivations for seeking health information online among parents

Kartiwi, Mira and Gunawan, Teddy Surya and Ab Rahman, Jamalludin and Agustini, Nur (2020) The influence of gender and level of education on motivations for seeking health information online among parents. In: The 8th International Conference on Cyber and IT Service Management (CITSM 2020), 23 -24 Oct 2020, Virtual Conference. (In Press)

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Abstract

The rapid development of technology has transformed the way how to search for information. In the last decade, studies show that the use of the internet to access health-related information is rapidly increasing, despite the quality of health information provided on various online sources is doubtful. Searching for health-related information is often not only aimed at self-healing or self-improvement of health quality but also to improve the health quality of other people in our care, such as our children or other members of the family. Despite the reported increased use of the internet to access health information, there is limited research examined the factors that influence the extent of health information seeking among parents, especially in developing countries such as Malaysia. The study findings revealed the factors (such as gender, education, income, and occupation) that significantly associate with parents’ drivers to search for health-related information online.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Invited Papers)
Additional Information: 6326/85060
Uncontrolled Keywords: Parenting, Health Information, Behavior, Seeking, Child.
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
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology

Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Kulliyyah of Information and Communication Technology > Department of Information System
Depositing User: A/P Dr. Mira Kartiwi
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 10:04
Last Modified: 20 Nov 2020 10:04
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/85060

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