The Role of Affect in the Information Seeking of Productive Scholars

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Carol Kuhlthau's (2004) work shows that affect is a vital part of information seeking for high school students and undergraduates. This article explores the influence of affect on research university faculty. Like beginning information users, advanced information users are influenced by their confidence, ambition, and interest in their work. This study employed phenomenological interviews to explore how scholars' willingness to tackle new areas of research, submit manuscripts to prestigious publications, approach colleagues for collaboration, and conduct literature searches with tenacity is impacted by their emotions and dispositions.

This article is under embargo for 12 months from the date of publication per the open access sharing policy of the publisher. The file of this article will be accessible on April 1, 2019.
library science, higher education, information seeking, faculty work, scholarly communication