Computer self-efficacy and attitudes toward internet usage among library and information science postgraduate students in two library schools in Nigeria


Computer self-efficacy and attitudes toward internet usage among library and information science postgraduate students in two library schools in Nigeria


Olalekan Abraham Adekunjo1 and Stanley Omondiale Unuabor. (CLN)2

1Faculty of the Social Sciences Library, University Of Ibadan; 2Lbrary Department, National Institute Of Construction Technology Library, Uromi, Edo State, Nigeria


American journal of educational research and reviews

In integrating computers in higher education, researchers have proposed that positive attitudes toward computers and high computer self-efficacy levels could be important factors in helping students learn computer skills and use computers. It is also expected that LIS Postgraduate students should be knowledgeable and comfortable with electronic resource usage. It is against these backgrounds that this study was conducted. Suvey research design was adopted, the population was Library and Information Science postgraduate students in two selected library schools in Nigeria. The instrument used for data collection was the questionnaire, two hundred and thirty nine (239) copiesof questionnaire were administered, two hundred and seven (207) were sucessfully retrieved and found to be useable, representing 86.6% response rate. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferencial statistics. Results showed that in spite of the potentials emerging technologies offers in Library Schools globally, in Nigeria, there is not very evidential that Library Schools are integrating ICTs into their instructions. It was found that among the two library schools studied, there were no operational/functional computer laboratory with internet facilities, access by students were restricted due to limited space as at the time of this study, this go a long way to show that LIS postgraduate students depend solely on their PCs with modem as alternative internet connector or commercial cyber café as the last resort. The above confirmed that there was no computer laboratory with functional internet facilities for postgraduate students as the time of this study. Recommendations for the study include that drastic measures should be taken by LIS educators/administrators to provide computers with functional internet facilities to LIS postgraduate students in their various schools to eliminate any barrier confronting them in order to enhance efficiency and quality of teaching, learning and research services. It was also recommended that other researchers should study more library schools in Nigeria on ICT integration and usage.


Keywords: Computer Self-Efficacy, Attitudes, Internet Usage, LIS, ICT and Library Schools.


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Olalekan Abraham Adekunjoand Stanley Omondiale Unuabor. (CLN). Computer self-efficacy and attitudes toward internet usage among library and information science postgraduate students in two library schools in Nigeria. American Journal of Educational Research and Reviews, 2018,3:24.. DOI: 10.28933/ajerr-2018-05-0302


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