Contextual information behaviour analysis of grief and bereavement : temporal and spatial factors, multiplicity of contexts and person-in-progressive situation

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dc.contributor.author Fourie, Ina
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-17T11:28:13Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-17T11:28:13Z
dc.date.issued 2020-12
dc.description.abstract INTRODUCTION: Grief and bereavement include cognitive, affective and physical dimensions. Pre- and post-grief manifest at different times of coping with loss and bereavement. Contextualisation of information behaviour studies and comprehension of contextual components e.g. temporal and spatial factors, progression and phenomenal contexts of grief is essential for information interventions. Although agreement on the meaning of context might continue to escape information behaviour researchers, widely cited interpretations of context might be used to analyse a selective body of literature to direct grief and bereavement information behaviour studies. METHOD: Interpretations of context and situation by Savolainen (temporal and spatial factors), Fourie (multiplicity) and Dunne (person-in-progressive-situation) are, selectively applied to a thematic content analysis of papers on grief and bereavement. Phenomenal context is analysed in more detail. ANALYSIS: A thematic content analysis matrix was developed. Results. The analysis revealed a minimum of ten contextual components to consider in information behaviour studies of grief and bereavement. CONCLUSION: Information behaviour studies on grief and bereavement should acknowledge the diversity of contexts and contextual components that impact on information needs, unique requirements for information such as memorabilia, information processing and sharing of information. en_ZA
dc.description.department Information Science en_ZA
dc.description.librarian pm2021 en_ZA
dc.description.uri http://informationr.net/ir en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Fourie, I. (2020). Contextual information behaviour analysis of grief and bereavement: temporal and spatial factors, multiplicity of contexts and person-in-progressive situation. In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa, 28-30 September, 2020. Information Research, 25(4), paper isic2003. Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/25-4/isic2020/isic2003.html (Archived by the Internet Archive at https://bit.ly/2Wb4Vlh) https://doi.org/10.47989/irisic2003 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1368-1613 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.47989/irisic2003
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/82720
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Borås en_ZA
dc.rights © the author, 2020 en_ZA
dc.subject Grief en_ZA
dc.subject Bereavement en_ZA
dc.subject Information behavoiur en_ZA
dc.subject Temporal factors en_ZA
dc.subject Spatial factors en_ZA
dc.title Contextual information behaviour analysis of grief and bereavement : temporal and spatial factors, multiplicity of contexts and person-in-progressive situation en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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