Experienced Web Users' Search Behavior: Effects of Focus and Emotion Control

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105638
Title:
Experienced Web Users' Search Behavior: Effects of Focus and Emotion Control
Author:
Kim, Kyung-Sun
Citation:
Experienced Web Users' Search Behavior: Effects of Focus and Emotion Control 2005, 42
Issue Date:
2005
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/105638
Submitted date:
2006-11-14
Abstract:
This study investigates how usersâ cognitive and affective characteristics influence the navigational and search behaviors on the Web among experienced Web users. Sixty-seven undergraduate students participated in the study. Two standardized tests and a questionnaire were used to collect information on the participantsâ cognitive style, problem-solving style, and demographics. Factor analysis was performed on the scores from the two standardized tests (Group Embedded Figures Test and Problem Solving Inventory), and extracted two user factors (Focus Control and Emotion Control). The Focus Control factor seemed to influence usersâ navigational behaviors, such as the use of links and back buttons, whereas the Emotion Control factor affected search behaviors including keyword searching, and also search performance measured by precision and recall.
Type:
Conference Paper
Language:
en
Keywords:
Information Seeking Behaviors
Local subject classification:
experienced users; web search behavior; cognition; affect

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorKim, Kyung-Sunen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-11-14T00:00:01Z-
dc.date.available2010-06-18T23:30:36Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.date.submitted2006-11-14en_US
dc.identifier.citationExperienced Web Users' Search Behavior: Effects of Focus and Emotion Control 2005, 42en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/105638-
dc.description.abstractThis study investigates how usersâ cognitive and affective characteristics influence the navigational and search behaviors on the Web among experienced Web users. Sixty-seven undergraduate students participated in the study. Two standardized tests and a questionnaire were used to collect information on the participantsâ cognitive style, problem-solving style, and demographics. Factor analysis was performed on the scores from the two standardized tests (Group Embedded Figures Test and Problem Solving Inventory), and extracted two user factors (Focus Control and Emotion Control). The Focus Control factor seemed to influence usersâ navigational behaviors, such as the use of links and back buttons, whereas the Emotion Control factor affected search behaviors including keyword searching, and also search performance measured by precision and recall.en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subjectInformation Seeking Behaviorsen_US
dc.subject.otherexperienced usersen_US
dc.subject.otherweb search behavioren_US
dc.subject.othercognitionen_US
dc.subject.otheraffecten_US
dc.titleExperienced Web Users' Search Behavior: Effects of Focus and Emotion Controlen_US
dc.typeConference Paperen_US
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