INVESTIGATING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MEDIA LITERACY AND HEALTH LITERACY OF CITIZENS OF BANDAR ABBAS
Health literacy is a set of cognitive and social skills that determine individuals' motivation and ability to acquire and access information. Considering the importance of social participation discussion, the present study seeks to answer the central question of whether there are different dimensions of media literacy and social literacy using survey method, survey technique, questionnaire tool and SPSS, and Smart PLS software. Also, we question: is there a connection between media literacy and health literacy for Bandar Abbas? The study's statistical population is Bandar Abbas citizens from 18 years old and above 384 of them were selected as the sample size. The results indicate that between media literacy (0.36) and its dimensions, namely information evaluation (0.42), information composition (0.32), purposeful use (0.37), information exchange (0.28), and how to use media (0.26), there is a positive, direct and significant relationship with citizen health literacy.
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