Undergraduate students' informational activites are dynamic and reflect a range of needs related to academic work. Students use many sources to complete assignments and rely on different media to support their work. However, little attention has been paid to the role of affect in shaping students' informational activities. Although researchers such as Carol Kuhlthau (2004) lay the groundwork for exploring emotion in educational settings, few studies examine affect in higher edcuation. Indeed, emotional responses to infomration resources, to people, and to the physical campus are important in determining the information behaviors of undergraduate students. Exploring the emotional underpinnings of students' information behaviors offers an important contextual framework for understanding the holistic experiences of undergraduates and for developing information services that can best support student's academic activities.
|Title of host publication||Information and Emotion|
|Subtitle of host publication||The Emergent Affective Paradigm in Information Behavior Research and Theory|
|Editors||Diane Nahl, Dania Bilal|
|Place of Publication||Medford, NJ, USA|
|Publisher||Information Today Inc|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|