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The role of the need for cognition in the university students’ reading behaviour


Juric, Mate
The role of the need for cognition in the university students’ reading behaviour // Information research, 22 (2017), 1; 1-16 (međunarodna recenzija, članak, znanstveni)


Naslov
The role of the need for cognition in the university students’ reading behaviour

Autori
Juric, Mate

Izvornik
Information research (1368-1613) 22 (2017), 1; 1-16

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Radovi u časopisima, članak, znanstveni

Ključne riječi
Need for cognition ; e-books ; university students ; reading behaviour ; information behaviour

Sažetak
The aim of this research is to examine the role of the need for cognition in the reading behaviour of university students. Need for cognition is a personality trait characterized by one’s motivation to engage in effortful thinking. It is an important intervening variable in the process of seeking information, and specifically in the domain of reading. The research method included a survey of reading behaviours and attitudes, and the shortened need for cognition scale. The sample consists of 274 undergraduate university students of social sciences. Psychometric properties of a shortened scale of the need for cognition were examined with principal factor analysis. The role it has in reading behaviour was explored with correlations. The shortened need for cognition scale has good properties, with acceptable reliability. It is positively correlated with reading book for study and popular science books. These topics require high engagement in the complex cognitive activities. Usage of smartphones and tablets is not related to the need for cognition, and the usage of eink e-readers is. This correlation indicates that e-ink e-readers are suitable for engaging in complex cognitive activities. The need for cognition has an important role as an intrinsic motivation for engagement in reading complex content, especially when reading popular science books and books for study. This reading activity is reinforced with flow experiences, since the optimal challenge for individuals with high need for cognition are complex topics. Affordances of e-ink devices that mimic paper books are compatible with such a reading.

Izvorni jezik
Engleski

Znanstvena područja
Informacijske i komunikacijske znanosti

Napomena
Rad je prezentiran na skupu ISIC : The information behaviour conference, održanom od 20.-23.09.2016.g., September, 2016 Zadar, Hrvatska ; objavljen u Zborniku radova. How to cite: Juric, M. (2017). The role of the need for cognition in the university students’ reading behaviour In Proceedings of ISIC, the Information Behaviour Conference, Zadar, Croatia, 20-23 September, 2016: Part 2. Information Research, 22(1), paper isic1620. Retrieved from http://InformationR.net/ir/22- 1/isic/isic1620.html (Archived by WebCite® at http://www.webcitation.org/6oGe1Algl)



POVEZANOST RADA


Projekt / tema
269-1221210-0728 - Čitateljske navike i informacijske potrebe građana Hrvatske (Srećko Jelušić, )

Ustanove
Sveučilište u Zadru

Autor s matičnim brojem:
Mate Juric, (329744)

Časopis indeksira:


  • Current Contents Connect (CCC)
  • Web of Science Core Collection (WoSCC)
    • Social Science Citation Index (SSCI)
    • SCI-EXP, SSCI i/ili A&HCI
  • Scopus