The Analysis and Model Testing of the Relations between Compelled Cognitive Non-use of Information with the Intolerance of Uncertainty

Document Type : مقالات پژوهشی


1 University of Birjand

2 ferdowsi university of mashhad


Purpose: The main purpose of this study is to analyze the model which tests the relations among compelled non-use of information (CNI) and its components with the intolerance of uncertainty (IU).
Methodology: The survey method was used. ACNI questionnaire was designed based on a comprehensive literature review. A sample of Mashhad University PhD and M.Sc. students (214 cases) participated in the study. Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used for the data analysis.
Findings: The impact of demographic variables such as gender, areas of study, and academic degree on CNI and IU was not significant. The hypothesis concerning the relationship between variables and the impact of cognitive factors on CNI was also verified. IUS in participants was more than the average level. Findings also revealed that the Subject; Cognitive approach to this topic; and the method used for the data analysis (SEM) in the knowledge and information discipline has not been used extensively.


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