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ERIC Number: EJ885961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISSN: ISSN-0961-0006
An Information Needs Profile of Israeli Older Adults, regarding the Law and Services
Getz, Irith; Weissman, Gabriella
Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, v42 n2 p136-146 2010
Based on Nicholas' framework for assessing information needs, this research aims to construct a profile of both Israeli older adults and their information needs regarding laws and social services. Data were collected by questionnaires answered by 200 older adults, born in Europe, Asia and Africa, who attended social clubs for older adults. The results indicated that older adults primarily require information for dealing with changes in their lives. They do not know enough about the laws and services existing for their benefit. Significant correlations were found between the age, educational level, self-reported health status and the subjects in which they are interested, the function that the information served and the information delivery type. It is likely that we are witnessing the first signs of the influences of the baby boom generation on older adults' information needs profile. (Contains 9 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Israel