Information Seeking Abroad: An Everyday-Life Study of International Students

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

Standard

Information Seeking Abroad : An Everyday-Life Study of International Students. / Hertzum, Morten; Hyldegård, Jette Seiden.

I: Journal of Documentation (JDOC), Bind 75, Nr. 6, 2019, s. 1298-1316.

Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

Harvard

Hertzum, M & Hyldegård, JS 2019, 'Information Seeking Abroad: An Everyday-Life Study of International Students', Journal of Documentation (JDOC), bind 75, nr. 6, s. 1298-1316.

APA

Hertzum, M., & Hyldegård, J. S. (2019). Information Seeking Abroad: An Everyday-Life Study of International Students. Journal of Documentation (JDOC), 75(6), 1298-1316.

Vancouver

Hertzum M, Hyldegård JS. Information Seeking Abroad: An Everyday-Life Study of International Students. Journal of Documentation (JDOC). 2019;75(6):1298-1316.

Author

Hertzum, Morten ; Hyldegård, Jette Seiden. / Information Seeking Abroad : An Everyday-Life Study of International Students. I: Journal of Documentation (JDOC). 2019 ; Bind 75, Nr. 6. s. 1298-1316.

Bibtex

@article{cd3716c420cd4553aed27b6d68b2d308,
title = "Information Seeking Abroad: An Everyday-Life Study of International Students",
abstract = "Purpose – We investigate how four international students at a Danish university cope with their study-related and everyday information needs, behaviorally as well as affectively, and how their information seeking blends with their cross-cultural adaptation.Design/methodology – Each of the four participants contributed ten diaries and took part in three interviews during the first semester of their stay.Findings – International students’ information needs and seeking behavior are shaped by their host university but also by cross-cultural, personal, and situational issues. While the cross-cultural issues set international students apart from domestic students, the personal and situational issues create individual differences that call for more individually tailored support. The studied international students lacked information about both study-related and everyday issues. These two types of issues were intertwined and experienced as equally stressful. However, study-related information needs were more important, whereas everyday information needs were more difficult to resolve. In addition, participants tended to feel on their own when it came to finding needed information, but studying abroad also had elements of personal growth in meeting life's challenges.Research limitations/implications – More participants are needed to investigate how international students' information seeking evolves over time.Originality/value – This study contributes detailed information about international students' study-related and everyday information seeking during their first semester abroad. The study has implications for everyday-life studies of international students' information behavior and the international classroom in general.",
keywords = "Faculty of Humanities, information seeking, Information behavior, everyday life information seeking, cross-cultural adaptation, international students",
author = "Morten Hertzum and Hyldeg{\aa}rd, {Jette Seiden}",
year = "2019",
language = "English",
volume = "75",
pages = "1298--1316",
journal = "Journal of Documentation",
issn = "0022-0418",
publisher = "Emerald Group Publishing",
number = "6",

}

RIS

TY - JOUR

T1 - Information Seeking Abroad

T2 - An Everyday-Life Study of International Students

AU - Hertzum, Morten

AU - Hyldegård, Jette Seiden

PY - 2019

Y1 - 2019

N2 - Purpose – We investigate how four international students at a Danish university cope with their study-related and everyday information needs, behaviorally as well as affectively, and how their information seeking blends with their cross-cultural adaptation.Design/methodology – Each of the four participants contributed ten diaries and took part in three interviews during the first semester of their stay.Findings – International students’ information needs and seeking behavior are shaped by their host university but also by cross-cultural, personal, and situational issues. While the cross-cultural issues set international students apart from domestic students, the personal and situational issues create individual differences that call for more individually tailored support. The studied international students lacked information about both study-related and everyday issues. These two types of issues were intertwined and experienced as equally stressful. However, study-related information needs were more important, whereas everyday information needs were more difficult to resolve. In addition, participants tended to feel on their own when it came to finding needed information, but studying abroad also had elements of personal growth in meeting life's challenges.Research limitations/implications – More participants are needed to investigate how international students' information seeking evolves over time.Originality/value – This study contributes detailed information about international students' study-related and everyday information seeking during their first semester abroad. The study has implications for everyday-life studies of international students' information behavior and the international classroom in general.

AB - Purpose – We investigate how four international students at a Danish university cope with their study-related and everyday information needs, behaviorally as well as affectively, and how their information seeking blends with their cross-cultural adaptation.Design/methodology – Each of the four participants contributed ten diaries and took part in three interviews during the first semester of their stay.Findings – International students’ information needs and seeking behavior are shaped by their host university but also by cross-cultural, personal, and situational issues. While the cross-cultural issues set international students apart from domestic students, the personal and situational issues create individual differences that call for more individually tailored support. The studied international students lacked information about both study-related and everyday issues. These two types of issues were intertwined and experienced as equally stressful. However, study-related information needs were more important, whereas everyday information needs were more difficult to resolve. In addition, participants tended to feel on their own when it came to finding needed information, but studying abroad also had elements of personal growth in meeting life's challenges.Research limitations/implications – More participants are needed to investigate how international students' information seeking evolves over time.Originality/value – This study contributes detailed information about international students' study-related and everyday information seeking during their first semester abroad. The study has implications for everyday-life studies of international students' information behavior and the international classroom in general.

KW - Faculty of Humanities

KW - information seeking

KW - Information behavior

KW - everyday life information seeking

KW - cross-cultural adaptation

KW - international students

M3 - Journal article

VL - 75

SP - 1298

EP - 1316

JO - Journal of Documentation

JF - Journal of Documentation

SN - 0022-0418

IS - 6

ER -

ID: 219147265