Understanding information seeking behavior among international students for adaptation

Rosiana Natalie, Chien Wen Tina Yuan, Hao Chuan Wang

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Abstract

This preliminary qualitative interview study explores information seeking behavior among international students for adaptation. We investigated the types of information sought by international students, the considerations they held while obtaining the desired information, and the sources of information. The current result reveals that international students seek four categories of information, including local practices, personal need information, internationally specific information, and instrumental information. In addition, the international students relied on multiple sources to ensure the quality and accessibility of information. We propose design implications to support and match desired information and corresponding sources.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of Chinese CHI 2018 - 6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Pages148-151
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781450365086
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Apr 21
Externally publishedYes
Event6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018 - Montreal, Canada
Duration: 2018 Apr 212018 Apr 22

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series

Conference

Conference6th International Symposium of Chinese CHI, ChineseCHI 2018
Country/TerritoryCanada
CityMontreal
Period2018/04/212018/04/22

Keywords

  • Adaptation
  • Information seeking
  • International students
  • Social support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Networks and Communications

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