- Introduces a little researched area which is current and needed in our Information Age
- Explores how personality traits may influence attitude, behaviour and reaction to information
- Provides an overview of the psychological aspects and individual differences in information seeking behaviour and examines reasons behind individual search differences other than personality
the exploration dimension; Conscientiousness
the persistence dimension; Extroversion
the social dimension; Agreeableness
the trust dimension; Negative affectivity
the emotional dimension; Need for cognition; Positive emotionality; Self-efficacy and self-confidence; Locus of control; Monitoring and blunting; Uncertainty orientation; Broad scanning, fast surfing and deep diving; Discussion.