Presentation Title

The Perceived Information Literacy of Nigerian Undergraduates: the influence of self efficacy belief

Location

Room 1002

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

Information Literacy is a critical input in today’s learning environment . It could be influenced by an intrinsic factor such as self-efficacy belief. Thus, this paper investigates Perceived Information Literacy of Nigerian Undergraduates looking at the influence of self efficacy belief using undergraduates in Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu – Ode Nigeria (TASUED). Ex-post facto research design was adopted. Using a survey data were gathered from undergraduates in TASUED using an instrument tagged Self-efficacy and Information literacy questionnaire (SILQ) with reliability values: (a = 0.78) information literacy and (a = 0.75) self-efficacy. Ninety three percent (93%) of questionnaire was found usable. The study found out that respondents had high self-efficacy beliefs on more items on the scale; the level of information literacy was high in eight of the fifteen indicators on the scale. Perceived self-efficacy had a significant relationship with information literacy . There was no significant difference in the information literacy of undergraduates based on gender . There is significant difference in perceived self-efficacy based on gender. The study recommends standardized information literacy competency training and periodic morale boosting orientation and re-orientation programs for the undergraduates.

Presentation Description

the presentation will last for approximately 15-20 minutes using power point software. My presentation exposes the reality of an average Nigerian undergraduate or university students' level of information literacy based on the perception of self. It is strongly believed that the self efficacy belief of the students is a critical factor in determining their level of information literacy.

Keywords

Perceived self-efficacy, Information literacy, Undergraduates, Nigeria.

Publication Type and Release Option

Presentation (Open Access)

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The Perceived Information Literacy of Nigerian Undergraduates: the influence of self efficacy belief

Room 1002

Information Literacy is a critical input in today’s learning environment . It could be influenced by an intrinsic factor such as self-efficacy belief. Thus, this paper investigates Perceived Information Literacy of Nigerian Undergraduates looking at the influence of self efficacy belief using undergraduates in Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu – Ode Nigeria (TASUED). Ex-post facto research design was adopted. Using a survey data were gathered from undergraduates in TASUED using an instrument tagged Self-efficacy and Information literacy questionnaire (SILQ) with reliability values: (a = 0.78) information literacy and (a = 0.75) self-efficacy. Ninety three percent (93%) of questionnaire was found usable. The study found out that respondents had high self-efficacy beliefs on more items on the scale; the level of information literacy was high in eight of the fifteen indicators on the scale. Perceived self-efficacy had a significant relationship with information literacy . There was no significant difference in the information literacy of undergraduates based on gender . There is significant difference in perceived self-efficacy based on gender. The study recommends standardized information literacy competency training and periodic morale boosting orientation and re-orientation programs for the undergraduates.