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Children’s Strategies in Coping with Daily Life: Does Information Matter?

Ya-Ling Lu

(Submission #59)


This article offers empirical evidence of children’s information behaviors in coping with daily life experiences. One hundred thirty-three children in Taiwan, ages 11 and 12, participated in the study. Each participant kept a semi-structured journal for four days. The study elicited five different information behaviors related to coping: Information Seeking for Problem Solving; Information Seeking for Problem Analysis; Information Use for Escape; Information Use for a Transition; and Information Avoidance. This is an exploratory study, but it provides insights into issues related to children’s information behaviors and information services in a coping context.

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