Attitude of Undergraduate Students to Information Literacy: Bowen University Experience
Cilt: 6 Sayı: 1, 1 - 11, 30.11.2019
investigated the rationale behind undergraduates’ apathy for information
literacy (IL) programme at Bowen University, Nigeria. A descriptive survey
design was adopted for the study and a multi-stage sampling method was used
to select a sample size of five hundred participants spread across
disciplines and levels of study. A questionnaire containing close-ended,
structured items was used to gather data from the respondents and descriptive
analyses, including percentages and frequency count were used to analyse the
data collected. Three research questions were developed and answered and
three research hypotheses were tested through the instrument. Results show
that students’ attitude to information literacy significantly influences
their information literacy skill and students’ perception of information
literacy significantly influences their information literacy skills. Although
perception of IL does not predict influence of IL on students, attitude to IL
determines the influence of IL on students’ information literacy skills. The
study further revealed that the erroneous equation of technology literacy with
information literacy was largely responsible for students' lukewarm
disposition to information literacy. The study concludes by recommending a
paradigm shift from the traditional teaching delivery to a technology-driven,
interactive pedagogy that will ginger the interest of the students and thus
effect the desired attitudinal change to IL.
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