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ERIC Number: EJ925510
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1368-1613
Everyday Hassles and Related Information Behaviour among Youth: A Case Study in Taiwan
Lu, Ya-Ling
Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, v16 n1 Mar 2011
Introduction: This reported study is a part of a larger project. The research objective considered in the present paper is information behaviour and everyday hassles among youth in Taiwan. Method: The sample consisted of 133 children, including sixty-five girls and sixty eight boys, in fifth- and sixth-grade classrooms in a public elementary school in an urban community in Taiwan. This study employed a semi-structured journal adopted from Sorensen's coping research. The journal contained eight questions. Analysis: The aim of this study was description and conceptualization. Both qualitative and quantitative analyses were used to explain and describe the phenomenon. Daily problems were coded and analysed based on established coping research in psychology. In analysing data regarding children's information behaviour and coping, the method of open coding was used because typologies of children's information behaviour and coping were unavailable. Findings: Children in this study reported fifteen categories of everyday hassles and exhibited four different types of related information behaviour. Conclusion: These findings have implications for children's services. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan