Information Seeking Behaviour of Health Information Management Students, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria [dataset]

Iosr Journals, Jacob KehindeOPELE, Deborah Funmilola IYANDA, BukiASUBIOJO
2015 Figshare  
This study assessed information seeking behaviour of Health Information Management Students, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex (OAUTHC), Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria by means of survey research design. Information seeking behaviour was operationally defined in this study as the totality of human behaviour in relation to sources and channels of information including active and passive information need, information seeking and information use. A total of 119 students out of
more » ... 170 total enrolments were randomly selected for the study. The results of data analysis revealed that the student share similar information behaviours with other undergraduate students in other institutions as shown in the literature. Besides, a good number of the students reported significant benefits of information seeking through sharing with colleges rather than reading all alone. However, individual factors (β = 0.751, P = 0.004) was shown to significantly influenced students information sources utilization in the school. The study concluded that future studies should look into other areas of information seeking behaviours of health information management students with a view to contribute to knowledge in the field.
doi:10.6084/m9.figshare.1440763.v1 fatcat:5j3epksorjfsnluunpvch7cemi