Profiling information-seeking behavior of mosque speechmakers in Upper Egypt

  • Essam Mansour
  • Global Knowledge Memory and Communication, July 2020, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/gkmc-02-2020-0018

Profiling information-seeking behavior of mosque speechmakers in Upper Egypt

What is it about?

The theme of the informational behavior of the preachers did not receive any proper attention from scholars and the researchers interested in religious affairs.More research is significantly required concerning this research topic, particularly in the Islamic and Arabic world. Supported by Mansour (2015), little research has been undertaken about the manner preachers access information in some countries such as Nigeria and the USA, but data on such major topics at the level of the Arab world, where Upper Egypt is placed, are still weakly.

Why is it important?

The leading objective of this paper is to investigate the information-seeking behavior of MSs in Upper Egypt. The study is concerned with MSs, as they are the most persuasive groups in directing society, which unfortunately have not received enough research attention. Based on this fact, this study attempts to explore the information-seeking behavior of this group in terms of its beliefs, attitudes, practices, preferences, tools and challenges faced when using information. The findings and recommendations of this study may serve those who are interested in studying informational behavior, especially for groups that inspire and influence people’s lives.

Perspectives

Professor (Full), Essam Mansour, Head of Department of library & information science (DLIS), SVU Essam Mansour
South Valley Univeristy (SVU)

Being one of the very few studies conducted on these beneficiaries of information in the Arab and Islamic environment, this study is considered a unique one among several studies conducted in the area of the information-seeking behavior, especially with such a significant group of information users/seekers in such influencing environment in the world. The findings of this study may help in a better understanding of the information-seeking behavior of the MSs.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/gkmc-02-2020-0018

The following have contributed to this page: Professor (Full), Essam Mansour, Head of Department of library & information science (DLIS), SVU Essam Mansour

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