Perceived Hindrances to Health Information

Ágústa Pálsdóttir*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

The paper examines perceived hindrances to information about healthy living and how it relates to education, age, and sex. Data was collected by a survey, using a random sample of 1,800 people aged 18 years and older. The response rate was 39%. In addition to background questions, information hindrances were measured by a total of 15 questions, which are all in the form of statements. For six of the 15 statements presented in the study, half or more of participants in all socio-demographic groups agreed that they describe hindrances. The participants´ experience of the hindrances varied though. Findings about socio-demographic differences mainly related to age and education, although differences by sex were also found for some of the hindrances.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation Literacy in a Post-Truth Era - 7th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2021, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsSerap Kurbanoğlu, Sonja Špiranec, Yurdagül Ünal, Joumana Boustany, Denis Kos
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Pages41-51
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9783030998844
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2022
Event7th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2021 - Virtual, Online
Duration: 20 Sep 202123 Sep 2021

Publication series

NameCommunications in Computer and Information Science
Volume1533 CCIS
ISSN (Print)1865-0929
ISSN (Electronic)1865-0937

Conference

Conference7th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2021
CityVirtual, Online
Period20/09/2123/09/21

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The study was supported by the University of Iceland Research Fund.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2022, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Other keywords

  • Age
  • Education
  • Health information
  • Information barriers
  • Lifelong learning
  • Media and information literacy
  • Sex

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