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Title:Perceptions of Walls: An Exploration of Trait Affect and Personality in a Cross Cultural Study of Perception of Risks Related to the Edward Snowden Case
Author(s):Dupuis, Marc J.; Menking, Amanda; Mason, Robert M.
Subject(s):information seeking behavior
trait affect
personality dimensions
risk perceptions
Edward Snowden
Abstract:In this within subjects study, we explored the role of trait affect, personality, and culture on an individual's information seeking behavior about the Edward Snowden case. We also considered how these factors may affect an individual's perception of risks related to Snowden's actions. We used Amazon's Mechanical Turk to conduct two surveys five weeks apart with respondents in both India and the U.S. After accounting for differences in age, education, and gender, early findings suggest that trait affect and personality are associated with how people acquire and understand information as well as the information sources they choose to use. We also found that culture played a significant role in shaping how our respondents perceived the Snowden case and the implications of risk associated with his actions. Since our study is explorative and our respondent sample was limited by our survey method, these findings warrant further analyses.
Issue Date:2014-03-01
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Dupuis, M. J., Menking, A. M., & Mason, R. M. (2014). Perceptions of Walls: An Exploration of Trait Affect and Personality in a Cross Cultural Study of Perception of Risks Related to the Edward Snowden Case. In iConference 2014 Proceedings (p. 444 - 461). doi:10.9776/14124
Series/Report:iConference 2014 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Type:Text
Language:english
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/47291
DOI:10.9776/14124
Other Identifier(s):124
Publication Status:published
Peer Reviewed:yes
Rights Information:Copyright 2014 is held by the authors of individual items in the proceedings. Copyright permissions, when appropriate, must be obtained directly from the authors.
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-02-28


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