Fast surfing, broad scanning and deep diving - The influence of personality and study approach on students' information-seeking behavior

Jannica Heinström

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    Originality/value - Information-seeking behaviour has not previously been studied in relation to the five-factor model, which is regarded as the most modem personality theory to date. Understanding of the psychological reasons behind different information-seeking styles is important for a holistic view of information behavior. These insights are valuable for researchers interested in user behavior as well as for practitioners like teachers and information professionals.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)228–247
    Number of pages20
    JournalJournal of Documentation
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2005
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


    • behaviour
    • information
    • personality
    • research
    • students

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