The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy, Difficulty of Task and Retrieval of Internet Health Information by Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304346
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Relationship Between Self-Efficacy, Difficulty of Task and Retrieval of Internet Health Information by Nursing Students
Author(s):
Barnoy, Sivia
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Lambda
Author Details:
Sivia Barnoy, RN, PhD, sivia@post.tau.ac.il
Abstract:

Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

To investigate possible correlations between student self- efficacy perception, level of difficulty of information retrieval tasks, information retrieval competence, and the computerized information retrieval competence of nursing students. A possible link between all these variables has not been investigated. 

Methods:

A total of 64 nursing students participated: 33 in their second year of studies and 31 in their fourth year. All filled in questionnaires evaluating perceived self Internet efficacy. The students were asked to perform two Internet health-information search tasks of different difficulty levels. The easy task was: "to find an article published in the last two years dealing with hypertension" and the difficult task was: "to find an article published during the last five years dealing with diabetic patients coping with hypertension". For each task time was limited to 30 minutes. Student behaviour and success in information retrieval were evaluated by the researchers.

Results:

The results show that for the easy task a significant difference between the success of fourth year and second year students was found. With the senior students demonstrating more success as compared to second year students.  In this task, Internet self-efficacy correlated positively with student success in retrieving information. For the difficult task, no difference in success was found between the two groups of students, it was observed that in both years the level of success in the difficult task was rather low. Student who succeeded in the difficult search task, had significantly higher Internet self-efficacy.

Conclusion:

Difficulties observed in retrieving online health information highlight the importance of developing a training program for Internet search skills. Since retrieval of professional information from the Internet is important for nursing training, an appropriate program should be integrated into the curriculum at the early stages of an academic program.

Keywords:
Nursing Students; Internet Health Information; Self Efficacy
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Relationship Between Self-Efficacy, Difficulty of Task and Retrieval of Internet Health Information by Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBarnoy, Siviaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Lambdaen_GB
dc.author.detailsSivia Barnoy, RN, PhD, sivia@post.tau.ac.ilen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304346-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>To investigate possible correlations between student self- efficacy perception, level of difficulty of information retrieval tasks, information retrieval competence, and the computerized information retrieval competence of nursing students. A possible link between all these variables has not been investigated.  <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A total of 64 nursing students participated: 33 in their second year of studies and 31 in their fourth year. All filled in questionnaires evaluating perceived self Internet efficacy. The students were asked to perform two Internet health-information search tasks of different difficulty levels. The easy task was: "to find an article published in the last two years dealing with hypertension" and the difficult task was: "to find an article published during the last five years dealing with diabetic patients coping with hypertension". For each task time was limited to 30 minutes. Student behaviour and success in information retrieval were evaluated by the researchers. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The results show that for the easy task a significant difference between the success of fourth year and second year students was found. With the senior students demonstrating more success as compared to second year students.  In this task, Internet self-efficacy correlated positively with student success in retrieving information. For the difficult task, no difference in success was found between the two groups of students, it was observed that in both years the level of success in the difficult task was rather low. Student who succeeded in the difficult search task, had significantly higher Internet self-efficacy. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Difficulties observed in retrieving online health information highlight the importance of developing a training program for Internet search skills. Since retrieval of professional information from the Internet is important for nursing training, an appropriate program should be integrated into the curriculum at the early stages of an academic program.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Studentsen_GB
dc.subjectInternet Health Informationen_GB
dc.subjectSelf Efficacyen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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