Expectancy-value beliefs and information needs as motivators for task-based information seeking

@article{Savolainen2012ExpectancyvalueBA,
  title={Expectancy-value beliefs and information needs as motivators for task-based information seeking},
  author={Reijo Savolainen},
  journal={Journal of Documentation},
  year={2012},
  volume={68},
  pages={492-511}
}
Purpose – The purpose of this article is to elaborate the picture of the motivators for information seeking by comparing the conceptualizations of task‐based information needs and expectancy‐value theories.Design/methodology/approach – The article is a conceptual analysis of major articles characterising task‐based information needs and expectancy‐value theories developed in psychology since the 1950s.Findings – The conceptualizations of task‐based information needs approach the motivators for… CONTINUE READING
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