عنوان مقاله [English]
Purpose: To examine the relationship between thinking styles with value orientation and the way that individuals archive their personal digital documents.
Method and Research Design: This is an applied research in terms of its aim, and descriptive-correlative in terms of its nature. Data was collected by circulating one researcher-constructed questionnaire form identifying respondents’ personal digital archiving preferences, and another form, a standard questionnaire for assessing thinking styles. Formal validity of the first questionnaire was confirmed by experts. Its structural validity was verified by conformity factor analysis. The statistical population consisted of 324 faculty members of the University of Birjand (Iran), out of which 176 were selected randomly using the Krejcie and Morgan sampling table.
Findings and Conclusion: Thinking styles in predicting value and emotional orientations of individuals with regard to sharing and archiving digital documents are not meaningful. Legislative, executive, autocratic styles can be predictive in deciding the historical valuing of the record. Legislative, executive, and introspective thinking styles also can predict the orientation for valuing personal legacy.