Perceptions and Challenges in Accessing Available Electronic Information Resources: A Case Study of Postgraduate Students in Universities in Benue State, Nigeria

30 Pages Posted: 7 Apr 2024

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Bonnie Obeka Obande

IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY

Ayongo Terver Godwin Ayongo

Wisdom City Institute, Makurdi, Benue State.

Date Written: March 12, 2024

Abstract

Study Purpose: This study investigated the influence of access to and utilization of electronic resources on the academic performance of postgraduate students in universities in Benue State, Nigeria. In order to determine the influence of access and utilization of electronic resources on academic performance, the objectives of the study were to determine the influence of access and utilization of electronic resources on the academic performance of postgraduate students in universities in Benue State, Nigeria.
Methodology: Three null hypotheses were tested at the 0.05 level of significance. The study adopted a survey research design; A questionnaire was used as the primary instrument for data collection on influence of access and utilization of electronic resources on academic performance of postgraduates in the study. The population of 341 registered postgraduate’s library users and the sample size of 184 registered postgraduate students were used for the study. The data for the study were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Frequency counts, mean, and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions.
Findings: The findings of the hypothesis revealed that the utilization of electronic resources has no significant influence on the academic performance of postgraduate students in universities in Benue State. Further findings of the study revealed that electronic resources are available for use by postgraduate students in universities in Benue State, and the utilization of electronic resources influences the academic performance of postgraduate’s students in Benue State.
Implications: The study recommended an increase in ICT facilities, supply of standby generating plants, subscription to electronic databases, retraining of librarians to be ICT compliance, and cooperation of ICT study skills at postgraduate level in the study area to promote an increase in access to and utilization of electronic resources by postgraduate students.

Keywords: Electronic library, Information Resources, Academic Librarian, Challenges, Postgraduate, Academic Librarian.

Suggested Citation

Obande, Bonnie Obeka and Ayongo, Godwin, Perceptions and Challenges in Accessing Available Electronic Information Resources: A Case Study of Postgraduate Students in Universities in Benue State, Nigeria (March 12, 2024). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=4756788 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.4756788

Bonnie Obeka Obande (Contact Author)

IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY ( email )

IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA, EDO STATE
OKADA
BENIN CITY, OK EDO 302111
Nigeria
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Godwin Ayongo

Wisdom City Institute, Makurdi, Benue State. ( email )

MAKURDI BENUE STATE
MAKRUDI
Nigeria

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