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Impact of gender on information literacy skills of students of library and information science Department, University of Maiduguri


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Author Details: Elijah Ojowu ODE

Volume : 2

Issue : 2

Online ISSN : 2456-9623

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Article First Page : 91

Article End Page : 96


Abstract

The skills to proficiently explore or navigate the world of information by male and female undergraduate students are very tremendously remarkable. Conversely, the determining factors of their art of navigating the world of information available to them are unclear. It is therefore, imperious to ascertain those essential determinants that influence the information literacy skills of the undergraduate students. The study used descriptive survey design, which aims at determining the influence of level of study on information literacy skills Possessed by undergraduate students in Library and Information Science Department, University of Maiduguri. One thousand students were sampled from the population for the study. One research question which was raised to guide the study was subsumed in a hypothesis. Questionnaire was used to collect the data which were analysed using mean and standard deviation while t-test statistic and ANOVA was used to test the hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. The outcome of the findings revealed that gender does not influence the information literacy skills of undergraduate students in Library and Information Science Department, University of Maiduguri.

Keywords:
Gender, Information, information Literacy, Information Literacy Skills, Literacy skills