Understanding the Hierarchy of Information Needs
Maslow’s hierarchy has five levels:
Level One includes the physiological needs such as food, water, air, etc.
Level Two includes safety needs such as shelter and clothes;
Level Three is considered sense of belonging and satisfies needs such as love, friendship, and group affiliation;
Level Four is Esteem where self esteem and esteem from others are prominent; and
on top of the hierarchy is Actualization where achieving one’s full potential will satisfy all needs.