Fast surfers, broad scanners and. deep divers as users of information technology-relating information preferences to personality traits

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Publikationens författare: Jannica Heinström
Publiceringsår: 2003
Tidskrift: Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
Tidskriftsakronym: P ASIST ANNU
Volym: 40
Artikelns första sida, sidnummer: 247
Artikelns sista sida, sidnummer: 254
Antal sidor: 8
ISSN: 0044-7870


This paper will discuss the influence of personality traits and approaches to studying on students' information-seeking behavior, with a specific focus on their use of information technology. The results were obtained in a study of 305 university students who completed the NEO Five-Factor Inventory measuring personality, the ASSIST test measuring approaches to studying and a questionnaire regarding information seeking behavior. Three information-seeking patterns emerged from the analyses; Fast surfers, Broad scanners and Deep divers. These patterns could be related to different personality traits and study approaches. The influence of personality and study approaches on information-seeking behavior points to the importance of customizing information services to meet individual needs.

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