Information-seeking behaviour of university academics

John Joseph Mills

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The affective realm, images of libraries and librarians and source characteristics were all-important influences in the formation of personal constructs. In a constant cycle, personal constructs were formed and re-formed and resulted in motivators/demotivators (which energise/de-energise information-seeking behaviour) attached to use of sources. Strongly influencing source selection in information seeking were the interplay of motivators/demotivators attached to sources.If personal constructs are examined in the context of motivating and demotivating influences information professionals may be closer to understanding why users behave the way they do and be in a position to improve the service provided by libraries to their users.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Williamson, Kirsty, Principal Supervisor
  • Eyre, Gayner, Co-Supervisor
Award date04 Sept 2002
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publication statusPublished - 2002


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