COVID-19 Health Information-seeking Behavior in Timorese Society: A Phenomenological Study

Authors

  • Mas’amah
  • Juan Nafie
  • Christian J. Bale Lembang
  • Apris A. Adu
  • Sarci M. Toy
  • R. Pasifikus Christa Wijaya
  • Indra Yohanes Kiling

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15851

Keywords:

Information-seeking Behavior, Health Information, COVID-19

Abstract

This study aims to determine the media used in obtaining health information about COVID-19 and
the reasons for choosing the media. The theory used is Information-seeking Behavior. This research is
qualitative with the phenomenological method. The informants were 38 people who were selected based on
the purposive sampling technique. Data collection was carried out utilizing in-depth interviews, observation,
and documentation. The data analysis technique is Creswell’s data analysis in phenomenological research.
The results showed that the media used to find health information about COVID-19 were printed mass media
(newspapers, magazines, and tabloids), electronic media (television, radio), and internet media. Meanwhile,
choosing the media was due to the ease of accessing existing media and the diversity of information obtained.

Author Biographies

Mas’amah

Assistant Professor and Vice Dean,Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Nusa Cendana University,
Indonesia

Juan Nafie

Assistant Professor, Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia

Christian J. Bale Lembang

Lecturer, Nusa Cendana University,
Indonesia

Apris A. Adu

Associate Professor and Dean, Faculty of Public Health, Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia,

Sarci M. Toy

5Assistant Professor, Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia

R. Pasifikus Christa Wijaya

Assistant Professor, Nusa Cendana University,
Indonesia,

Indra Yohanes Kiling

Assistant Professor, Nusa Cendana University, Indonesia

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Mas’amah, Juan Nafie, Christian J. Bale Lembang, Apris A. Adu, Sarci M. Toy, R. Pasifikus Christa Wijaya, & Indra Yohanes Kiling. (2021). COVID-19 Health Information-seeking Behavior in Timorese Society: A Phenomenological Study. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 3561-3566. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15851

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