Constraints Of Information Accessibility And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates In Universities In Eastern Nigeria:- Okezie, Chinyere A.

C. A. Okezie | 15 pages (6159 words) | Journal Articles / Papers

Abstract

 The major focus of this study was to examine the constraints of information accessibility and information seeking behaviour of undergraduates of universities in Eastern Nigerian. The survey research method was adopted for the study. A sample size of 500 undergraduate students was drawn from a population of 5,010, using the proportionate stratified random sampling technique. Five selected universities in Eastern Nigerian, namely :Imo State University, Owerri, Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike, Madona University, Okija, Federal University of Technology, Owerri, and Abia State University, Uturu used for the survey. The data collection instrument was a researcher structured questionnaire, while data analysis was by means of descriptive statistics using frequencies and percentages. Findings from the study revealed among other things, that: Information availability is insufficient in terms of quality and quantity in university libraries, SouthEast, Nigeria, several factors constitute constraints to information accessibility to undergraduates of universities in south- east, Nigeria, including: unfriendly attitude of library staff. poor facilitating directories, inadequate knowledge of how to use library materials, etc. Undergraduates of universities in south eastern Nigeria, have a preference for the internet, as source of information, over the university library.

Keywords: Constraints, Information Accessibility. Seeking Behaviour, Eastern Nigeria

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APA

C., O (2023). Constraints Of Information Accessibility And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates In Universities In Eastern Nigeria:- Okezie, Chinyere A.. Repository.mouau.edu.ng: Retrieved Feb 23, 2024, from https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/constraints-of-information-accessibility-and-information-seeking-behaviour-of-undergraduates-in-universities-in-eastern-nigeria-okezie-chinyere-a-7-2

MLA 8th

OKEZIE, C.. "Constraints Of Information Accessibility And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates In Universities In Eastern Nigeria:- Okezie, Chinyere A." Repository.mouau.edu.ng. Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 24 Oct. 2023, https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/constraints-of-information-accessibility-and-information-seeking-behaviour-of-undergraduates-in-universities-in-eastern-nigeria-okezie-chinyere-a-7-2. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

MLA7

OKEZIE, C.. "Constraints Of Information Accessibility And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates In Universities In Eastern Nigeria:- Okezie, Chinyere A.". Repository.mouau.edu.ng, Repository.mouau.edu.ng, 24 Oct. 2023. Web. 23 Feb. 2024. < https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/constraints-of-information-accessibility-and-information-seeking-behaviour-of-undergraduates-in-universities-in-eastern-nigeria-okezie-chinyere-a-7-2 >.

Chicago

OKEZIE, C.. "Constraints Of Information Accessibility And Information Seeking Behaviour Of Undergraduates In Universities In Eastern Nigeria:- Okezie, Chinyere A." Repository.mouau.edu.ng (2023). Accessed 23 Feb. 2024. https://repository.mouau.edu.ng/work/view/constraints-of-information-accessibility-and-information-seeking-behaviour-of-undergraduates-in-universities-in-eastern-nigeria-okezie-chinyere-a-7-2

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