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Applications and applicability of Social Cognitive Theory in Information Science research

  Social Cognitive Theory (SCT) is a theory that derives from Psychology, yet has been adopted in other interdisciplinary subject areas, including Information Science. The origins and key concepts of SCT are presented, and the value of SCT’s contributions to Information Science research analysed, with particular reference to research into information seeking behaviour and use and knowledge sharing. Prior applications of SCT in Information Science research are related to a study of employee-led workplace learning and innovative work behaviour that has been designed to create new insight on (i) workplace information literacy; (ii) knowledge management; and (iii) the relationship between information behaviours and innovation processes. It is anticipated that this research will also extend understandings of SCT as a valuable tool for theory development across a range of domains that focus on learning processes.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    05 December 2017

  • Publication Status:

    Accepted

  • ISSN:

    0961-0006

  • Library of Congress:

    Z665 Library Science. Information Science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    020 Library & information sciences

  • Funders:

    Economic and Social Research Council; Skills Development Scotland

Citation

Jenkins, L., Hall, H., & Raeside, R. (in press). Applications and applicability of Social Cognitive Theory in Information Science research. Journal of Librarianship and Information Science, ISSN 0961-0006

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Keywords

Research, theory, Social Cognitive Theory, workplace learning,

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