Reflections of affect in studies of information behavior in HIV/AIDS contexts : an exploratory quantitative content analysis

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dc.contributor.author Julien, Heidi
dc.contributor.author Fourie, Ina
dc.date.accessioned 2015-03-19T06:21:09Z
dc.date.available 2015-03-19T06:21:09Z
dc.date.issued 2015-01
dc.description.abstract Information seeking and use are critically important for people living with HIV/AIDS and for those who care for people with HIV/AIDS. In addition, the HIV/AIDS context is characterized by significant affective or emotional aspects including stigma, fear, and coping. Thus, studies of information behavior in this context should be expected to take account of emotional variables. In information behavior scholarship, emotional variables have been marginalized in favor of a focus on cognitive aspects, although in recent years greater attention has been paid to the affective realm. This study used quantitative content analysis to explore the degree to which information behavior studies across a range of disciplines actually include affect or emotion in their analyses. Findings suggest that most studies pay little or no attention to these variables, and that attention has not changed over the past 20 years. Those studies that do account for emotion, however, provide excellent examples of information behavior research that can lead the way for future work. en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://www.journals.elsevier.com/library-and-information-science-research en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Julien, H & Fourie, I 2015, 'Reflections of affect in studies of information behavior in HIV/AIDS contexts : an exploratory quantitative content analysis', Library and Information Science Research, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 3-9. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0740-8188 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1873-1848 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.lisr.2014.09.001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/44052
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Elsevier en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Notice : this is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Library & Information Science Research. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Library & Information Science Research, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 3-9, 2015. doi : 10.1016/j.lisr.2014.09.001. en_ZA
dc.subject Information behavior en_ZA
dc.subject HIV/AIDS en_ZA
dc.subject Affect en_ZA
dc.subject Emotion en_ZA
dc.subject Content analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) en_ZA
dc.subject Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) en_ZA
dc.title Reflections of affect in studies of information behavior in HIV/AIDS contexts : an exploratory quantitative content analysis en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA


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