Personal Factors Impacting on Information Behavior of Lecturers

Abstract

Author(s): Bui Ha Phuong,

Information behavior is one of important research fields in many disciplines, including Library and Information Science which concerned by many researchers since 1970s. In academic environment, information behavior of lecturers are impacted by many various factors such as cultural factors, social factors, psychological factors, and personal factors. This paper reviews understanding of information behavior with various authors’ views. Besides, this article emphasizes the importance of considering personal factors for understanding lecturers’ information behavior. The focus point is the relation between personal factors and information behavior which based on analyzing recordings of some interviews with lecturers. It is shown that lecturers’ information behavior could be impacted by personal factors.

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