Information behaviours in the context of casual and serious leisure

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This is the first work-in-progress report of a research project supported by the Faculty of Arts and Education at Charles Sturt University. In this exploratory and qualitative research I am going to understand how people in the context of casual and serious leisure seek, use and share information; and how they evaluate the value and significance of information resources in this context.
During the past decades, research in the area of information behaviour has mainly focused on the work-related, professional or educational settings. However, in recent years a number of scholars realized we need to broaden our horizon and include other contexts. Therefore, they began exploring new grounds such as everyday life information seeking (ELIS) and serious leisure. They focused on information users who are involved in various forms of non-work activities such as amateurism, volunteering, and hobbies. In the current study I use their findings as my theoretical framework.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 02 May 2018
EventSchool of Information Studies Research Seminars - Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Duration: 02 May 201802 May 2018


SeminarSchool of Information Studies Research Seminars
CityWagga Wagga
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Grant Number

  • A541.3101.30603


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