Predictors of online information seeking by international students when disaster strikes their countries

  • Lu H
  • Case D
  • Lustria M
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Abstract

This study explores factors influencing international students' likelihood of using the Internet to seek disaster-related information should a disaster affect their countries. A cross-sectional survey was conducted in two universities in America between August 1 and September 30, 2005. Two hundred twenty-nine (n = 229) students completed the self-administered questionnaires. ANOVA analyses found that respondents' Internet self-efficacy had no significant impact on their intentions to seek disaster-related information on the Internet. However, respondents' Internet dependency and attitude toward seeking information online were found to have a significant effect on such intentions.

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Authors

  • Hung-Yi Lu

  • Donald O Case

  • Mia Liza A Lustria

  • Nahyun Kwon

  • James E Andrews

  • Sarah E Cavendish

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