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Date of this Version

Winter 6-1-2021


The purpose of this study is to determine the internal and external factors in the information-seeking behavior pattern of the 2019 Outstanding Students in Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). Within the behavioral pattern of each Outstanding Student in their activities of searching information, there are internal and external factors that form the structure of the behavioral pattern. This study used the descriptive qualitative approach. The sample was eighteen finalists of the 2019 Outstanding Student Competition in Universitas Negeri Malang that were selected using the purposive sampling technique. The data was collected through an interview. The results of this study show that there are factors that shape the pattern of information-seeking behavior within the Outstanding Students in Universitas Negeri Malang (UM). These factors are classified into internal factors which consist of curiosity and critical thinking, and external factors which include the relationship between Outstanding Students, lecturers, and peers, the access to scientific references, and the facilities to the citation sources and reference sources.



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