Children's strategies in coping with daily life: Does information matter?
Article first published online: 18 NOV 2010
Copyright © 2009 American Society for Information Science and Technology
Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Volume 46, Issue 1, pages 1–22, 2009
How to Cite
Lu, Y.-L. (2009), Children's strategies in coping with daily life: Does information matter?. Proc. Am. Soc. Info. Sci. Tech., 46: 1–22. doi: 10.1002/meet.2009.1450460259
- Issue published online: 18 NOV 2010
- Article first published online: 18 NOV 2010
This article offers empirical evidence of children's information behaviors in coping with daily life experiences. One hundred thirty-three children in Taiwan, ages 11 and 12, participated in the study. Each participant kept a semi-structured journal for four days. The study elicited five different information behaviors related to coping: Information Seeking for Problem Solving; Information Seeking for Problem Analysis; Information Use for Escape; Information Use for a Transition; and Information Avoidance. This is an exploratory study, but it provides insights into issues related to children's information behaviors and information services in a coping context.