Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23741

Title: The impact of culture on information behaviour: A case study of the polio eradication campaigns in Nigeria
Authors: Amidu, Kunle
Harrison, Janet
Olphert, Wendy
Keywords: Campaign
Christian
Culture
Information
Information behaviour
Language
Muslim
Northern Nigeria
Polio (poliomyelitis)
Southern Nigeria
Vaccine
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited
Citation: AMIDU, K., HARRISON, J. and OLPHERT, W., 2016. The impact of culture on information behaviour: A case study of the polio eradication campaigns in Nigeria. IN: Moffert, S. and Galbraith, B. (eds.) Proceedings of the 17th European Conference on Knowledge Management (ECKM 16), Ulster University, 1st-2nd Sept.
Abstract: Human beings actively seek information to utilise it for various reasons, especially to increase their knowledge and understanding for effective decision making and during problem-solving. However, individuals and societies are likely to have their specific patterns of information behaviours (IB), which is widely determined by their specific values and cultures. Although, various studies have generated extensive literature differentiating IB based on individuals, professional group or culture group, most of the literature simply report the differences without pointing out the underlying factors causing these differences. By considering IB evolutionarily, and linking it to all the factors of culture, such as language, tradition and religion, this study focused on the way people in Nigeria relates with the polio eradication campaign. It was found that cultural orientation greatly impacted on the way people across Nigeria relates with the polio campaign as a consequence of IB of the people within the north and south of Nigeria. The findings revealed that information interpretations, as well as the understanding derived from information, are not completely based on cognition but in the current socio-cultural interpretation of that information.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/23741
Publisher Link: http://www.academic-bookshop.com/ourshop/prod_5313193-ECKM-2016-Proceedings.html
ISBN: 9781911218029
ISSN: 2048-8963
Appears in Collections:Conference Papers (Business School)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
THE RESEARCH PAPER ACCEPTED FOR PRESENTATION AT THE 17TH ECKM 2016 IN BELFAST.pdfAccepted version613.56 kBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.