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The Impact of Cultural Values on Maori Information Behaviour

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Traditional information seeking behaviour models are not representative of indigenous values and customs. This article outlines research undertaken with New Zealand Māori secondary school students aged between 16-18 years to ascertain how they seek information in the Maori and the mainstream society cultural worlds in which they participate. The research outcomes indicate that these students primarily seek information from other people and in the process of doing so draw on tikanga Māori (Māori customs) to guide their behaviour. The research has resulted in the development of a new framework that describes these cultural behaviours and how they assist in the information seeking process.

Published Online: 2012-12-11
Published in Print: 2012-12

© 2012 by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co.

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