Factors Affecting Final-Year Students' Use of Electronic Information Resources at the Federal University of Technology Minna, Niger State, Nigeria

Salihu T. Salihu, Wole Olatokun

Abstract


This study investigated the factors affecting the use of electronic information resources by final-year students at the Federal University of Technology, Minna. Three objectives guided the study, and three null hypotheses were tested at a 0.05 level of significance. The population of the study was comprised of final-year students at FUT Minna. Purposive sampling was used to select the departments having final year students, and proportionate stratified random sampling was used to select 364 final year students using a sample fraction of 10%, to which the questionnaire was administered. The researcher's questionnaire yielded a reliability coefficient (α) of 0.86. Pearson's inferential statistics Product Moment Correlation was used to test for relationships, while multiple regression was used to determine the influence of the independent variables (Information and Communication Technology skills and information literacy) on the dependent variable (use of electronic information resources). The findings revealed that students' use of electronic information resources was influenced by both ICT skills and information literacy (R =.378; p = 0.00). Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that final-year students be given formal ICT and information literacy training to maximize their use of electronic information resources.


Keywords


ICT skills, ICT Literacy, Information literacy, Information Resources, Electronic information resources, FUT Minna.

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