You are here:

Chinese Immigrant Parents' Perspectives about Using the Internet to Access Health and Education Related Information for Their Children with Special Needs
THESIS

, University of Kansas, United States

University of Kansas . Awarded

Abstract

As parents rely more on the Internet for information, it provides a potentially more efficient and affordable format for directly reaching a large number of families with evidence-based health and education related information for their children with disabilities. Little is known, however, about Internet information seeking patterns for parents from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This pilot study explored Chinese-American immigrant parents' perspectives about using the Internet to access health and education related information for their children with disabilities. A survey was developed and conducted through a large community service center in the Western United States. Fifty two parents completed the survey and results suggested that challenges and barriers within the context (i.e., channels, culture) of the Internet limited parents from accessing meaningful and high quality information. Implications for research and practice are provided.

Citation

Zeng, S. Chinese Immigrant Parents' Perspectives about Using the Internet to Access Health and Education Related Information for Their Children with Special Needs. Master's thesis, University of Kansas. Retrieved July 23, 2021 from .

This record was imported from ProQuest on October 23, 2013. [Original Record]

Citation reproduced with permission of ProQuest LLC.

For copies of dissertations and theses: (800) 521-0600/(734) 761-4700 or https://dissexpress.umi.com

Keywords