Kostyak T.V. Interrelation of personality traits and information preferences in student

Full text in Russian: Костяк Т.В. Взаимосвязь личностных особенностей и информационных предпочтений студентов
Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, Moscow, Russia

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Interrelation of information preferences and personality traits in young people aged 18–21 is studied. It is shown that personality traits evaluated with The Big Five Inventory are not related to information preferences of the respondents. A combination of impulsiveness, emotional instability and active participation in communication with significant others may be considered as a factor hindering information socialization of youth related to selection and evaluation of information necessary for harmonization of relations with the older generation. Young people prefer Internet to TV and printed media, thus the most demanded resources are social networks and information websites. These two resources seem to meet the basic needs of young people – a cognitive need and a communication need.

Keywords: information preferences, personal features, socialization


The study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project 10-06-00262-а.

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Received 22 June 2011. Date of publication: 31 October 2011.

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Kostyak Tatiana V. Ph.D., Senior Research Associate, Department of Adolescent Psychology, Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Kostyak, T. V. (2011). Interrelation of personality traits and information preferences in student. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 5(19). Retrieved from http://psystudy.ru. 0421100116/0056. [in Russian, abstr. in English].

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Kostyak T.V. Interrelation of personality traits and information preferences in student [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2011. N 5(19). URL: http://psystudy.ru (date of access: dd.mm.yyyy). 0421100116/0056. [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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