Students' Attitudes as a Determining Factor to Electronic Information Resources Use in University Libraries in South-West, Nigeria

Ngozi Blessing Ukachi, Uloma D. Onuoha, Victor N. Nwachukwu
2014 DESIDOC Journal of Library & Information Technology  
This research was focused on examining the extent of use and the attitude of undergraduate (UG) students towards the use of electronic information resources (EIRs). It aimed to establish the relationship between UG students' attitude and their use of EIRs in university libraries in South-West, Nigeria. The descriptive as well as correlational survey design was adopted for the study. The purposive and proportionate stratified random sampling techniques were employed in selecting the study
more » ... ion and sample size while questionnaire and oral interview were used as instruments for data collection. The findings revealed that EIRs are not adequately utilised as the UG students have negative attitude towards its use. They assume that additional special computing skills are required before one can be competent enough to effectively utilise these resources. The study also established that there is significant relationship between UG students' attitude and their use of EIRs provided in the library and also provides practical insights into the consequences of having negative attitude towards the use of libraries' EIRs. Recommendations geared towards ameliorating the problems were also made.
doi:10.14429/djlit.34.6269 fatcat:xpvauz6g75acvihpg76s4qtgiu