Five personality dimensions and their influence on information behaviour

Jannica Heinström

    Tutkimustuotos: LehtiartikkeliArtikkelivertaisarvioitu

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    This article emphasize the importance of considering psychological mechanisms for a thorough understanding of users of information services. The focal point is the relation between personality and information seeking which is explored through a quantitative analysis of 305 university students' personality traits and information habits. It is shown that information behaviour could be connected to all the personality dimensions tested in the study - neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, competitiveness and conscientiousness. Possible explanations for these relations are discussed. It is concluded that inner traits interact with contextual factors in their final impact on information behaviour.
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    Sivumäärä19
    JulkaisuInformation Research
    Vuosikerta9
    Numero1
    TilaJulkaistu - 2003
    OKM-julkaisutyyppiA1 Julkaistu artikkeli, soviteltu

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