COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION

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The research surveyed computer self-efficacy as determinants to the use of  online public
access catalogue. Based on a detailed literature review, a total of three research questions
were  raised:  What  are  the  available  access  points  for  the  use  of  OPAC  by  the  library
users?  What  are  the  various  search  methods/technique  used  by  users  to  locate  needed
materials through the OPAC? And what is the level of the user’s computer self-efficacy?
The study adopted the descriptive survey design. The population of the study is made up
of  18,332  registered  under  -graduate  library  users  and  the  sampling  size  of  920.  The
findings  from  the  study  are  as  follows:  The  major  access  points  through  which
information  are  accessed  using  OPAC  are  Author,  Title  and  Subject  access  points,
Keyword  search,  Simple  search,  basic  search,  Boolean  search  method  and  phrase
searching  ranked  high  in  the  search  methods  applied  by  the  respondents  in  searching
through  OPACs  and  also  the  respondents  seem  to  exhibit  a  positive  computer  selfefficacy  and  as  such  may  be  more  akin  to  using  OPAC.  The  study  thus  concluded  by
giving the following recommendations:  Efforts should be geared towards inculcating on
university  students  a  practical  training  of  the  use  of  computer,  Universities  should  be
equipped  with  the  enabling  infrastructure  such  as  adequate  power  supply,  effective
Internet  connectivity  etc.  that  will  encourage  the  use  of  OPAC,  University  libraries
should formulate policies that would encourage mandatory use of OPACs.

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APA

Stanley Efe, O (2019). COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 17, 2019, from https://afribary.com/works/computer-self-efficacy-as-determinant-t-o-the-use-of-online-public-access-ca-t-alogue-a-case-study-of-selected-universities-in-niger-del-t-a-region

MLA 8th

Okolo, Stanley Efe. "COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Sep. 2019, https://afribary.com/works/computer-self-efficacy-as-determinant-t-o-the-use-of-online-public-access-ca-t-alogue-a-case-study-of-selected-universities-in-niger-del-t-a-region . Accessed 17 Oct. 2019.

MLA7

Okolo, Stanley Efe. "COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Sep. 2019. Web. 17 Oct. 2019. < https://afribary.com/works/computer-self-efficacy-as-determinant-t-o-the-use-of-online-public-access-ca-t-alogue-a-case-study-of-selected-universities-in-niger-del-t-a-region >.

Chicago

Okolo, Stanley Efe. "COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AS DETERMINANT TO THE USE OF ONLINE PUBLIC ACCESS CATALOGUE: A CASE STUDY OF SELECTED UNIVERSITIES IN NIGER DELTA REGION" Afribary.com (2019). Accessed October 17, 2019. https://afribary.com/works/computer-self-efficacy-as-determinant-t-o-the-use-of-online-public-access-ca-t-alogue-a-case-study-of-selected-universities-in-niger-del-t-a-region