Volume 24, Issue 3 (4-2009)                   ... 2009, 24(3): 35-60 | Back to browse issues page

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The present study attempts to investigate the nature of information seeking behavior in the sample population of 158 graduate students and examine the role of personality factors in their information seeking behavior. Two questionnaires were used. Pearson correlation analysis and multi-valued regression analysis were employed in analyzing the data. Findings indicate that there is a positive significance between students’ extroversion and relevance judgment, positing of new ideas, time as a motivating factor, and effort to seek out information. A similar indication was observed between interpolation of experience and time slated for searching for information. Generally it could be deduced that there is a significant relationship between personality features and information seeking behavior of graduate students.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Library and Information Science
Received: 2009/08/31 | Published: 2009/04/15