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Yngre pensionärers informationsbeteende i vardagslivet och på internetkurs.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
University of Borås, Swedish School of Library and Information Science.
2003 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year))Student thesisAlternative title
Seniors Information Behavior in Everyday Life and when Performing Internet Studies. (English)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to examine the information behavior of younger seniors with a special focus on the Internet. Using a qualitative method consisting of a case study, including observations, diaries, questionnaires, and information diaries, we were able to compare the information behavior of the seniors in their use of the Internet, with the information behavior in their everyday life. The result of the study shows that the respondents led very active lives and used many different information sources in everyday life. They did not only seek information, but also assimilated it, often with a purpose to mediate it to other people. The motives behind the information use in everyday life were mainly connected to their life situations. We found that the information behavior they performed in their use of the Internet had some similarities with their information behavior in everyday life, but they did not assimilate the information in the same way. The senior club had a great influence on the respondents information behavior, both in their everyday life and in their use of the Internet. Our conclusion is that both age and social context are factors that have a great influence on seniors information behavior and that researchers need to consider these factors in their research.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University College of Borås. Swedish School of Library and Information Science (SSLIS) , 2003.
Series
Magisteruppsats i biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap vid Bibliotekshögskolan/Biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap, ISSN 1404-0891 ; 2003:59
Keywords [en]
library and information science
Keywords [sv]
biblioteks- och informationsvetenskap
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Social Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-20971Local ID: 2320/975OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-20971DiVA, id: diva2:1312905
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Uppsatsnivå: DAvailable from: 2019-04-30 Created: 2019-04-30

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