Dispositional factors in internet use

Personality versus cognitive style

James C. McElroy, Anthony Hendrickson, Anthony M. Townsend, Samuel M. DeMarie

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Abstract

This study directly tests the effect ofpersonality 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 personality and cognitive style in models of technology adoption and use.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)809-820
Number of pages12
JournalMIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems
Volume31
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 2007

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems
  • Management Information Systems
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Strategy and Management

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Dispositional factors in internet use : Personality versus cognitive style. / McElroy, James C.; Hendrickson, Anthony; Townsend, Anthony M.; DeMarie, Samuel M.

In: MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems, Vol. 31, No. 4, 12.2007, p. 809-820.

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McElroy, James C. ; Hendrickson, Anthony ; Townsend, Anthony M. ; DeMarie, Samuel M. / Dispositional factors in internet use : Personality versus cognitive style. In: MIS Quarterly: Management Information Systems. 2007 ; Vol. 31, No. 4. pp. 809-820.
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