AN EXPECTANCY-VALUE MODEL OF INFORMATION-SEEKING BEHAVIOR

N. T. FEATHER

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Abstract

A MODEL OF INFORMATION-SEEKING BEHAVIOR IS PRESENTED WHICH CONSIDERS THIS BEHAVIOR AS DETERMINED BY THE RESULTANT OF APPROACH AND AVOIDANCE TENDENCIES. AN EXPERIMENT ILLUSTRATING THE APPLICATION OF THE MODEL IS DESCRIBED. THE MODEL IS SHOWN TO CLARIFY FESTINGER'S DISCUSSION OF THE EFFECTS OF CONFIDENCE AND USEFULNESS ON INFORMATION-SEEKING BEHAVIOR. DIFFERENT TYPES OF EXTRINSIC TENDENCY ARE DESCRIBED; FACTORS INFLUENCING MOTIVES, EXPECTANCIES, AND INCENTIVE VALUES ARE DISCUSSED; CONDITIONS FOR ELICITING THE TENDENCIES TO APPROACH CONSISTENCY AND TO AVOID INCONSISTENCY ARE CONSIDERED; AND OTHER TYPES OF ADJUSTMENT THAT MIGHT FOLLOW IMBALANCE IN A COGNITIVE STRUCTURE ARE SUMMARIZED. (30 REF.) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)342-360
Number of pages19
JournalPsychological Review
Volume74
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1967
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOR, APPROACH & AVOIDANCE

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