A1 Journal article (refereed)
Hyvinvointi-, hius- ja kauneusalan ammatteihin opiskelevat kriittisinä nettilukijoina (2023)

Lavi, R., Räikkönen, E., & Kiili, C. (2023). Hyvinvointi-, hius- ja kauneusalan ammatteihin opiskelevat kriittisinä nettilukijoina. Informaatiotutkimus, 42(1-2), 4-30. https://doi.org/10.23978/inf.127183

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Publication details

All authors or editors: Lavi, Riitta; Räikkönen, Eija; Kiili, Carita

Journal or series: Informaatiotutkimus

ISSN: 1797-9137

eISSN: 1797-9129

Publication year: 2023

Publication date: 17/05/2023

Volume: 42

Issue number: 1-2

Pages range: 4-30

Publisher: Informaatiotutkimuksen yhdistys

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

DOI: https://doi.org/10.23978/inf.127183

Publication open access: Openly available

Publication channel open access: Open Access channel

Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/87384


This study examined vocational school students’ (N = 82) critical online reading skills. Additionally, we examined how students’ prior knowledge, reading order of the texts, and credibility justification ability were associated with students’ credibility evaluation performance. Students (studying in the field of well-being, hair, or beauty) read and evaluated two more credible and two less credible online texts about the effects of sugar consumption in a web-based environment. Almost a fifth of students could not confirm the credibility of more credible texts and question the credibility of less credible texts. Further, nearly half of the students ranked the less credible text among the two most credible texts. Regression analysis revealed that the better students’ justification skills were, the better they were able to confirm the credibility of the more credible texts, question the credibility of less credible texts, and rank the texts according to their credibility.

Keywords: vocational school students; media literacy; information literacy; literary skills; online publications; source criticism; vocational education and training

Free keywords: kriittinen lukutaito

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Reporting Year: 2023

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1

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