Information Overload & Its Effect on High School Students

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This paper studies how high school students experience information overload, as well as their specific physical, emotional, and mental reactions.

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Zimmerman, Tara November 9, 2018.

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This paper studies how high school students experience information overload, as well as their specific physical, emotional, and mental reactions.

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Abstract: Information overload is a phenomenon which likely has existed since Gutenberg invented the printing
press; however, sources, types, and sheer volume of information have increased exponentially over the
past three decades, making the term more relevant today than ever before. Regardless of age, occupation,
or social status, most people experience information overload daily. Huge quantities of digital information
are always available via ubiquitous mobile technology. While this seems to be a great advantage on the
surface, it can also lead to feeling overwhelmed, confused, and unable to make a decision. High school
students are particularly susceptible to information overload because of their strong reliance on
smartphones as well as their designation as “digital natives,” or those having grown up using and
understanding digital technology. The focus of this exploratory study is how high school students
experience information overload, as well as their specific physical, emotional, and mental reactions.
Students of Piedmont High School in Piedmont, Oklahoma are the population for this study. Qualitative
data will be collected from participants using questionnaires, interviews, and diaries, and then analyzed to
identify themes and patterns. Results of this research will result in greater understanding of how high
school students’ experiences information overload and will give teachers, parents, and healthcare providers
guidance in dealing with teenagers in this situation.

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  • 14th International Conference on Knowledge Management, November 9-10, 2018. Vancouver, Canada.

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  • November 9, 2018

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  • Dec. 19, 2018, 12:07 p.m.

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Zimmerman, Tara. Information Overload & Its Effect on High School Students, paper, November 9, 2018; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1393764/: accessed January 24, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.