Influence of Need for Cognition and Need for Cognitive Closure on Information Behaviour: Qualitative Results

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  • Alexandre Fortier

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https://doi.org/10.29173/cais850

Abstract

This project studies the influence of two traits, Need for Cognition and Need for Cognitive Closure, on information behaviour. Qualitative analysis of 40 critical incidents collected through semi-structured interviews with undergraduate students demonstrates four distinct profiles: inquisitive enthusiasts, pragmatic enthusiasts, indifferent minimalists and concerned minimalists.

Ce projet étudie l'influence de deux traits, le besoin de cognition et le besoin de clôture cognitive, sur le comportement informationnel. L'analyse qualitative de 40 incidents critiques recueillis au moyen d'entrevues semi-structurées avec des étudiants de premier cycle met en évidence quatre profils distincts : l’enthousiaste curieux, l’enthousiaste pragmatique, le minimaliste indifférent et le minimaliste préoccupé.


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Published

2016-06-21

How to Cite

Fortier, A. (2016). Influence of Need for Cognition and Need for Cognitive Closure on Information Behaviour: Qualitative Results. Proceedings of the Annual Conference of CAIS / Actes Du congrès Annuel De l’ACSI. https://doi.org/10.29173/cais850

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