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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All authors or editorsLavi, Riitta; Räikkönen, Eija; Kiili, Carita

Journal or seriesInformaatiotutkimus



Publication year2023

Publication date17/05/2023


Issue number1-2

Pages range4-30

PublisherInformaatiotutkimuksen yhdistys

Publication countryFinland

Publication languageFinnish


Publication open accessOpenly available

Publication channel open accessOpen 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.

Keywordsvocational school studentsmedia literacyinformation literacyliterary skillsonline publicationssource criticismvocational education and training

Free keywordskriittinen lukutaito

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Ministry reportingYes

Reporting Year2023

JUFO rating1

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