عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: The present study has been done with the goal to assessing the possibility of prediction of information seeking behavior of graduate students based on the dimensions of goal orientations and creativity.
Method: Study sample consisted of 221graduate students from Shiraz University (134 girls and87boys) were selected with cluster sampling method. Gathering data tool consists of information seeking behavior questionnaires(Khosrowgerdy, Olumy, Naghshine&Mohseny,1388), goal orientation questionnaire designed by the researcher, and also multiple choice paper and pencil test (MPPT)questionnaire for measuring creativity((Abedy,1372) that were completed by students. To determine reliability of measures, Cronbach Alpha Coefficient and to examine validity, factor analysis methods were used. The test results asserted acceptable validity and reliability of instruments. Research data analyzed with Multiple Regressions Test.
Results: Results of simultaneous multiple regressions showed that, a) all dimension of goal orientation was positive predictor of relevance judgment dimension of information seeking behavior. b) avoidance goal orientation dimension and elaboration dimension of creativity was positive and fluency dimension of creativity was negative predictor of time as a motivated factor dimension of information seeking behavior. c) learning goal orientation and avoidance goal orientation dimensions was positive predictor of confirm previous knowledge dimension of information seeking behavior. d) learning goal orientation dimension and originality dimension of creativity was positive predictor of creating new ideas dimension of information seeking behavior. e) Trying to search for information dimension of information seeking behavior only through learning goal orientation dimension is predicted as positive and significant.
Conclusion :to attention on existence of positive and meaningful relationship between goal orientations, dimensions of creativity with information seeking behavior and possibility of prediction of information seeking behavior of graduate students by aforesaid psychological variants, can explain that success or un success in information seeking behavior of students and access to information and optimum work on researching functions are not only productive of students specially skills but also are impressible of psychological issues like goal orientations and creativity.