Best Paper at ISIC: The Information Behaviour Conference

Assistant Professor Natalie Pang received the Best Paper Award at the ISIC conference for the paper titled “Crisis-based information seeking: Monitoring versus blunting in the information seeking behaviour of working adults during the Southeast Asian Haze Crisis”.

The paper examines how, in the context of the haze crisis in Southeast Asia, individual coping styles may influence the information-seeking behaviour of working adults. Dominant monitors are more likely to perceive greater salience, be older, and have more direct information-seeking experience. Coping styles were also found to be significant in shaping how people sought information on mainstream media, new media, personal networks, and professional health sources.