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Article Number - D82198C5304


Vol.4(4), pp. 57-62 , July 2013
DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER2013.0209
ISSN: 2141-6559



Full Length Research Paper

Attitude of undergraduates towards educational usage of the Internet: A case of library schools in Delta and Edo States of Nigeria


Odede Israel




 

Department of Library and Information Science, Delta State University, Abraka, Nigeria.


Email: israeldede@yahoo.com






 Accepted: 19 June 2013  Published: 31 July 2013

Copyright © 2013 Author(s) retain the copyright of this article.
This article is published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License 4.0


 

The aim of this study is to investigate the attitudes of undergraduates of library schools in Delta and Edo states towards educational usage of the internet. The instrument used in collecting data was the questionnaire. 238 copies of the questionnaire were administered to the sample size which consists of undergraduates of library and information science departments in Delta and Edo states. The questionnaire contained 8 items that have been structured to elicit information representing the undergraduates’ attitude towards the educational usage of the internet since attitude are not directly observable, but can be inferred from responses given that show some state or disposition that has been engaged. The five items that met with the strongest agreement from the sampled undergraduates are ‘the internet is as important as other research tools’ (91. 6%), ‘I find using the internet easier than using the library’ (91.2%), ‘Internet is a universal digital library’ (90.8%), ‘Internet can allow you to do more imaginative work’ (88.2%), ‘Internet has a potential to be an effective teaching/training tool’ (87.8%). This finding revealed that undergraduates of library schools in Delta and Edo states have positive attitudes towards educational usage of the internet.

 

Key words: Attitude, internet, library schools, undergraduates.

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APA (2013). Attitude of undergraduates towards educational usage of the Internet: A case of library schools in Delta and Edo States of Nigeria. International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research, 4(4), 57-62.
Chicago Odede Israel. "Attitude of undergraduates towards educational usage of the Internet: A case of library schools in Delta and Edo States of Nigeria." International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research 4, no. 4 (2013): 57-62.
MLA Odede Israel. "Attitude of undergraduates towards educational usage of the Internet: A case of library schools in Delta and Edo States of Nigeria." International Journal of Science and Technology Education Research 4.4 (2013): 57-62.
   
DOI 10.5897/IJSTER2013.0209
URL http://academicjournals.org/journal/IJSTER/article-abstract/D82198C5304

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