Health Information Seeking Behaviour during the Pandemic: Exploring the experiences of Chinese International Students
Many Chinese students choose Australia to study abroad. Studying abroad is a great opportunity, but it can also bring challenges for international students. In particular, during the Covid-19 pandemic, Chinese international students in Australian universities have new challenges in managing health information and misinformation across different platforms. There is currently a lack of research on Chinese international students’ health information-seeking strategies. A deeper understanding of Chinese international students’ social, cultural, and welfare support through online health information-seeking behaviour can be important. This can help support providers, educational institutions and governments to formulate better public health strategies for supporting international students. It will also help students better understand effective health information-seeking strategies. This study first synthesized relevant articles on information-seeking behaviour by international students. Then it identifies the gaps in studying Chinese international students’ health information-seeking behaviour. Finally, recommendations are made to bridge the identified gaps.
Wang, Guanyu and Chang, Shanton, "Health Information Seeking Behaviour during the Pandemic: Exploring the experiences of Chinese International Students" (2022). ACIS 2022 Proceedings. 88.