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Article: Health Information Seeking Among Singaporeans: Roles and Collective Contexts

TitleHealth Information Seeking Among Singaporeans: Roles and Collective Contexts
Authors
Issue Date2018
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hhth20/current
Citation
Health Communication, 2018, v. 33, p. 433-442 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article seeks to contribute to the literature on health information seeking (HIS) by culturally locating the search for health information within the local contexts of everyday life in Singapore, and within the meaning-making processes that individuals participate in. Based on in-depth interviews with 100 participants selected through stratified sampling, it asks: How do Singaporeans make sense of HIS in the realm of their everyday lived experiences? The study contributes to the literature on the roles familial ties play in information gathering and sharing in a collective context. More importantly, these familial ties provide perspective on the ways in which culture spatio-temporally constitutes HIS. HIS is informed by familial role expectations in a collectivist context where filial piety and “respect for the elderly” are guiding anchors for behavior. Moreover, harmony and community well-being define societal roles and responsibilities of caregiving, directed broadly at communal care. These collective-oriented contexts therefore inform HIS.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/270145
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2017 Impact Factor: 1.71
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.825

 

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dc.contributor.authorDutta, MJ-
dc.contributor.authorKaur, S-
dc.contributor.authorLuk, PLP-
dc.contributor.authorLin, J-
dc.contributor.authorLee, ST-
dc.date.accessioned2019-05-20T05:10:30Z-
dc.date.available2019-05-20T05:10:30Z-
dc.date.issued2018-
dc.identifier.citationHealth Communication, 2018, v. 33, p. 433-442-
dc.identifier.issn1041-0236-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/270145-
dc.description.abstractThis article seeks to contribute to the literature on health information seeking (HIS) by culturally locating the search for health information within the local contexts of everyday life in Singapore, and within the meaning-making processes that individuals participate in. Based on in-depth interviews with 100 participants selected through stratified sampling, it asks: How do Singaporeans make sense of HIS in the realm of their everyday lived experiences? The study contributes to the literature on the roles familial ties play in information gathering and sharing in a collective context. More importantly, these familial ties provide perspective on the ways in which culture spatio-temporally constitutes HIS. HIS is informed by familial role expectations in a collectivist context where filial piety and “respect for the elderly” are guiding anchors for behavior. Moreover, harmony and community well-being define societal roles and responsibilities of caregiving, directed broadly at communal care. These collective-oriented contexts therefore inform HIS.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/hhth20/current-
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Communication-
dc.titleHealth Information Seeking Among Singaporeans: Roles and Collective Contexts-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailLuk, PLP: pluk@hku.hk-
dc.description.naturelink_to_subscribed_fulltext-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10410236.2016.1278493-
dc.identifier.hkuros297690-
dc.identifier.volume33-
dc.identifier.spage433-
dc.identifier.epage442-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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