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Krajnik, Sheila R. – ProQuest LLC, 2014
The Internet provides immediate access to social contacts and health information, yet older adults remain one of the least likely groups to use the Internet in the United States. Older adults can gain significantly from health information through the Internet because they have more chronic health conditions compared to other age groups. Although…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Older Adults, Information Sources, Health
Vahe, Mariliis – ProQuest LLC, 2013
This dissertation evaluates the effectiveness of a customized educational health intervention on sexual health and female cancer prevention among young women in Pakistan and evaluates the applicability of the integrated model of behavior prevention (IM) when predicting three health behaviors among this population. The study used randomized…
Descriptors: Females, Cancer, Prevention, Foreign Countries
Burdett, Kimberli R. – ProQuest LLC, 2013
The purpose of this study was to gain a better understanding of how current internet-based resources are affecting the college choice process. An explanatory mixed methods design was used, and the study involved collecting qualitative data after a quantitative phase to explain the quantitative data in greater depth. An additional study was…
Descriptors: College Choice, Decision Making, Internet, Mass Media Role
Munson, Sean A. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The Internet gives individuals more choice in political news and information sources and more tools to filter out disagreeable information. Citing the preference described by selective exposure theory--that people see and attend to information that supports their beliefs and avoid counter-attitudinal information--observers warn that people may use…
Descriptors: Public Opinion, Political Attitudes, Internet, Information Sources
Painter, David Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There are two distinct purposes to this investigation: to develop the predictive power of the theory of political information efficacy and to determine how exposure to political information formats on the Internet under distinctly different interactive conditions affects cognitive and affective processes. Examined in the first section of this…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Information Seeking, Political Attitudes, Internet
Welsh, Laura – ProQuest LLC, 2011
According to the World Tourism Organization, there were 935 million international tourists in 2010. International tourists collectively spent $852 billion on tourism products in 2009 (World Tourism Organization, 2011). A tourist's awareness, selection, and choice of tourism products are extremely dependent on the information used by the tourist…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Values, Personality, Usability
Painter, David Lynn – ProQuest LLC, 2011
There are two distinct purposes to this investigation: to develop the predictive power of the theory of political information efficacy and to determine how exposure to political information formats on the Internet under distinctly different interactive conditions affects cognitive and affective processes. Examined in the first section of this…
Descriptors: Information Sources, Internet, Information Utilization, Politics
Goldman, James L. – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Collaboration tools based on World Wide Web technologies now enable and encourage large groups of people who do not previously know one another, and who may share no other affiliation, to work together cooperatively and often anonymously on large information projects such as online encyclopedias and complex websites. Making use of information…
Descriptors: Expertise, Intelligence, Encyclopedias, Citations (References)
Liu, Jiahui – ProQuest LLC, 2009
The web is a rich and diverse information source with incredible amounts of information about all kinds of subjects in various forms. This information source affords great opportunity to build systems that support users in their work and everyday lives. To help users explore information on the web, web search systems should find information that…
Descriptors: Online Searching, Web Sites, Search Engines, Information Systems