SELF EFFICACY AND INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF STUDENTS OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA


SELF EFFICACY AND INFORMATION   SEEKING BEHAVIOUR OF STUDENTS OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

ABSTRACT

The research appraises the self-efficacy and information-seeking behavior of students of selected Universities in Ogun state. It elucidates self-efficacy and the concept of information and investigates the nature of self-efficacy and information-seeking behavior of students of selected Universities in Ogun State.

TABLE OF CONTENT

Title Page………………..i

Certification……………ii

Dedication………………iii

Acknowledgment……….iv

Abstract…………………vi

Table of content………vii

ABSTRACT

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

1.2    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

1.3   OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

1.4    RESEARCH    QUESTION

1.5    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.6    STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS

1.6         SCOPE OF THE STUDY

1.7DEFINITION OF TERMS

CHAPTER TWO

INTRODUCTION

1.1    INTRODUCTION

1.2    THEORETICAL FRAMEWORK

1.3    SELF EFFICACY AND ITS DIMENSIONS

1.4    SELF-EFFICACY AND RELATED BELIEFS

1.5    ROLE OF SELF-EFFICACY IN ACADEMIC

MOTIVATION

1.5    EMPIRICAL STUDY

CHAPTER THREE

RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

3.1    IntroductionThis chapter describes the research design, the

3.2    Research design

3.3    Population of the Study

3.4    Sample Size and Sampling Technique

3.5    Method of data collection

3.6    Research instrument

3.7    Validation of the Instrument

3.8    Reliability of the Instrument

3.9    Statistical methods

CHAPTER FOUR

DATA ANALYSIS AND INTERPRETATION

4.1    INTRODUCTION

4.2    DATA ANALYSIS

Research Hypothesis

CHAPTER FIVE

FINDINGS, CONCLUSION, AND RECOMMENDATIONS

5.1Findings

5.2    Recommendation

REFERENCES

QUESTIONNAIRE ADMINISTRATION

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1    BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY

Information-seeking behaviour is a broad term, which involves a set of actions that an individual, such as undergraduates, takes to express information needs, seek information, evaluate and select information and finally uses this information to satisfy his/her information needs (Fatima and Ahmad, 2008). It is therefore described as an individual’s way and manner of gathering and obtaining information for personal use, knowledge, updating, and development. In other words, information-seeking behaviour involves active or purposeful information as a result of the need to complete course assignments, prepare for class discussions, seminars, workshops, conferences, or write final year research papers. Though, Singh and Satija (2006) see information-seeking behavior as a human process that requires adaptive and reflective control over the afferent and efferent actions of the information seeker in which information-seeking behaviour results from the recognition of some needs, perceived by the user, who as a consequence makes a demand upon a formal system such as libraries and information centers or some other person in order to satisfy the perceived information need. Thus, they pointed out that information seeking behaviour essentiallyrefers to locate discrete knowledge elements concerned with the three basic resources namely,people, information, and system.

Information seeking behaviour is an area of dynamic interest among librarians, information scientists, communication scientists, sociologist, and psychologists. Information-seeking behaviour is expressed in various forms, from reading printed material to research and experimentation (Bhatti,2010). Information users make active and intentional attempts to seek up-to-date information from the library resources, including, electronic sources. It is worthy to also note that the advent of information technology has revolutionized the field of library and information services and hasbrought about considerable changes in the information-seeking behaviour of users.

Though there seems to exist many reasons and sources of information to the informationuser, the university library occupies a central position in the information-seeking process ofundergraduate students in Nigerian universities.

1.2    STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM

The problem confronting this research is to appraise the self-efficacy and information-seeking behavior of students of selected universities in Nigeria.

1.3   OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

1    To determine the significance of information  to university students

2    To appraise the self-efficacy and information-seeking behavior of students  of selected Universities In Ogun State.

1.4    RESEARCH    QUESTION

1    What is self-efficacy and the nature of the information of students?

2          What is the information-seeking behavior of students?

3        What is the self-efficacy and information-seeking behavior of students  of    selected universities in Ogun State?

1.5    SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY

1.    The study shall provide an analysis of the self efficacy and information seeking behavior of students of selected Universities in Ogun State

2.    It shall provide a reference source of information for students and the public.

1.6    STATEMENT OF HYPOTHESIS

1         H0    Information is not significant to University Students in Ogun State.

H1    Information is significant to University Students in Ogun State

2        H0    The level of information available to University Student in Ogun State is low

H1    The level of information available to University Student in Ogun State is     high

3      H0The self efficacy and information-seeking behavior of selected University     Students In Ogun State is  low

Hi         The self efficacy and information-seeking  behavior of selected University Students In Ogun State  is high

1.6         SCOPE OF THE STUDY

The study is focused on the self-efficacy and information seeking behavior of students of selected Universities In Ogun State

1.7DEFINITION OF TERMS

INFORMATION SEEKING BEHAVIOUR DEFINED

Information seeking behaviour is a broad term, which involves a set of actions that an individual, such as undergraduates, takes to express information needs, seek information, evaluate and select information, and finally uses this information to satisfy his/her information needs (Fatima and Ahmad, 2008).

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