Pinxi District, New Taipei City, is called ”the most elderly community in Taiwan”. This research investigates the life style, information needs, and information seeking behaviors of the elderly in Pinxi District by using participant observation and in-depth interview as research methods, in hopes of invastigating how to strengthen the capability of the elderly dwellers in Pinxi District in acquiring information. The result shows that: the lifestyle of the elderly simplifies their information needs, and the ways of their acquisition of health information needs to be improved urgently. In addition to personal information needs, they also have needs to access public issues in their community. Oral communication is the most important channel to transfer information. Physiological degeneration and environment limitation are the main barriers for the elderly to acquire information.
|Translated title of the contribution||Information Needs & Information Seeking Behaviors of Elderly Residents in Pinxi District, New Taipei City|
|Original language||Chinese (Traditional)|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- the elderly
- information needs
- information seeking behavior