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The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy
College and Research Libraries
  • Miriam L. Matteson, Kent State University
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  • whole student,
  • cognition,
  • emotion,
  • information literacy
Information literacy skill acquisition is a form of learning that is influenced by cognitive, emotional, and social processes. This research studied how two emotional constructs (emotional intelligence and dispositional affect) and two cognitive constructs (motivation and coping skills) interacted with students’ information literacy scores. Two studies were carried out with a group of undergraduate students. Correlation and regression analyses revealed that emotional intelligence and motivation significantly predicted students’ information literacy scores. Instruction librarians may consider incorporating greater awareness of the emotional and cognitive aspects of information literacy skill acquisition in their instructional content and delivery.
Citation Information
Miriam L. Matteson. "The Whole Student: Cognition, Emotion, and Information Literacy" College and Research Libraries Vol. 75 Iss. 6 (2014) p. 862 - 877
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