International Journal of
Science and Technology Education Research

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sci. Technol. Educ. Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6559
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSTER
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 68

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: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 19 June 2013
  •  Published: 31 July 2013

Abstract

 

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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