Dispositional Factors in Internet Use: Personality Versus Cognitive Style

@article{McElroy2007DispositionalFI,
  title={Dispositional Factors in Internet Use: Personality Versus Cognitive Style},
  author={James C. McElroy and Anthony R. Hendrickson and Anthony M. Townsend and Samuel M. DeMarie},
  journal={MIS Quarterly},
  year={2007},
  volume={31},
  pages={809-820}
}
This study directly tests the effect of personality and cognitive style on three measures of Internet use. The results support the use of personality—but not cognitive style—as an antecedent variable. After controlling for computer anxiety, selfefficacy, and gender, including the “Big Five” personality factors in the analysis significantly adds to the predictive capabilities of the dependent variables. Including cognitive style does not. The results are discussed in terms of the role of… CONTINUE READING

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