The relations among undergraduate students' sourcing, anxiety, and perceived trustworthiness of online information

Tai Hsien Hou, Kuan Ming Shen, Min Hsien Lee

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Abstract

The present study aimed to understand how undergraduates’ sourcing of online information related to their anxiety and perceived trustworthiness of online information. A total of 378 undergraduates participated in the present study that adapted three questionnaires to explore their sourcing, anxiety, and perceived trustworthiness of online information. Exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis were employed to ensure the reliability and validity of these three instruments. The Structural Equational Modelling analysis was conducted to investigate the relationships among undergraduate students' sourcing, anxiety, and perceived trustworthiness of online information. The research findings indicated that sourcing online information by personal and multiple evaluation relates to metacognitive online searching strategies, and sourcing online information by authority evaluation relates to behavioral online searching strategy that relates to less anxiety and more perceived trustworthiness of online information. Based on the research findings, theoretical and practical suggestions for future research are provided.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
EditorsMaiga Chang, Hyo-Jeong So, Lung-Hsiang Wong, Ju-Ling Shih, Fu-Yun Yu, Michelle P. Banawan, Ben Chang, Weiqin Chen, Andrei D. Coronel, Swapna Gottipati, H. Ulrich Hoppe, Morris S.Y. Jong, Calvin Liao, Jon Mason, Fan Ouyang, Patcharin Panjaburee, Ma. Mercedes T. Rodrigo, Yanjie Song, Niwat Srisawasdi, Ahmed Tlili, Chengjiu Yin
PublisherAsia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education
Pages471-475
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9789869721448
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Nov 19
Event27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019 - Kenting, Taiwan
Duration: 2019 Dec 22019 Dec 6

Publication series

NameICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings
Volume2

Conference

Conference27th International Conference on Computers in Education, ICCE 2019
CountryTaiwan
CityKenting
Period19/12/219/12/6

Keywords

  • Anxiety of online information
  • Perceived Trustworthiness of online information
  • Sourcing of online information

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science (miscellaneous)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Education

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    Hou, T. H., Shen, K. M., & Lee, M. H. (2019). The relations among undergraduate students' sourcing, anxiety, and perceived trustworthiness of online information. In M. Chang, H-J. So, L-H. Wong, J-L. Shih, F-Y. Yu, M. P. Banawan, B. Chang, W. Chen, A. D. Coronel, S. Gottipati, H. U. Hoppe, M. S. Y. Jong, C. Liao, J. Mason, F. Ouyang, P. Panjaburee, M. M. T. Rodrigo, Y. Song, N. Srisawasdi, A. Tlili, ... C. Yin (Eds.), ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings (pp. 471-475). (ICCE 2019 - 27th International Conference on Computers in Education, Proceedings; Vol. 2). Asia-Pacific Society for Computers in Education.