Predictors of Online Information Seeking by International Students when Disaster Strikes their Countries
Adult, Analysis of Variance, Attitude to Computers, Cross-Sectional Studies, Dependency (Psychology), Disasters, Female, Humans, Information Dissemination, Intention, International Cooperation, Internet, Male, Mass Media, North America, Self Efficacy, Students
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This study explores factors influencing international students' likelihood of using the Internet to seek disaster-related information should a disaster affect their countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two universities in America between August 1 and September 30, 2005. Two hundred twenty-nine (n = 229) students completed the self-administered questionnaires. ANOVA analyses found that respondents' Internet self-efficacy had no significant impact on their intentions to seek disaster-related information on the Internet. However, respondents' Internet dependency and attitude toward seeking information online were found to have a significant effect on such intentions.
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CyberPsychology & Behavior, v. 10, no. 5, p. 709-712.
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Lu, Hung-Yi; Case, Donald O.; Lustria, Mia Liza A.; Kwon, Nahyun; Andrews, James E.; Cavendish, Sarah E.; and Floyd, Brenikki R., "Predictors of Online Information Seeking by International Students when Disaster Strikes their Countries" (2007). School of Information Faculty Publications. 248.