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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 (2021) Factors affecting continued use of online health information seeking behaviour among parents in developing countries. Turkish Journal of Computer and Mathematics Education (TURCOMAT), 12 (3). pp. 1371-1376. E-ISSN 1309-4653

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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)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Information seeking, health information, online behaviour, developing countries
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T55.4 Industrial engineering.Management engineering. > T58.6 Management information systems
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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

Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Community Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Teddy Surya Gunawan
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2021 11:35
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2021 11:35
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/89361

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