Gender Differences in Perceived Electronic Health (e-Health) Literacy Skills Among Undergraduate University Students in Pakistan.

Authors

  • Aziz-ur-Rahman The Islamia University of Bahawalpur
  • Dr. Salman Bin Naeem The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Keywords:

Universities, students, electronic health literacy, Pakistan

Abstract

Background-The internet has become a vital source of health-related information throughout the World. In order to provide better health services and enhanced health-related education in this age of information explosion, the students’ community at the university level should have sufficient electronic health (e-Health) literacy skills to improve and maintain their good health condition. Purpose - The study aims to analyze the gender differences in the perceived electronic health (e-health) information literacy skills among undergraduate university students. Design/methodology/approach- The study adopted a quantitative research design and conducted a cross-sectional survey to collect the data from the undergraduate university students studying in HEC recognized public and private sector universities of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. Findings- Non-Parametric test (Mann-Whitney U) statistics were applied to the collected data and founded that there is no statistically significant difference in the usage of the internet for health-related information between male and female university students. However females responded were more determined towards the internet for health-related information as compared to male university students.

Author Biographies

Aziz-ur-Rahman, The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

Dr. Salman Bin Naeem , The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

The Islamia University of Bahawalpur

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Published

2024-02-26