COMPUTER SELF-EFFICACY AND E-RESOURCES USE BY UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF KASHERE, NIGERIA
Musa Yila Umar, Bakare Olatunji Azeez and Amos Haruna
The study explores the relationship between computer self-efficacy and use of electronic information resources by undergraduate students of federal university of Kashere, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive survey research design. The population of the study was 2752 (400 level) undergraduate students of federal university of Kashere. Proportionate random sampling method was considered suitable for the study because of the heterogeneous nature of the number of undergraduate students in the faculties being selected as some have large number of undergraduate students while others have few. The sample size for the study was 550 drawn from the population. The study proceeds in four steps. First, it examined the purpose(s) of use of e-resources by undergraduate students. Second, it determined the frequency of use of e-resources by undergraduate students. Third, it determined the level of computer self-efficacy of undergraduate students and finally it examined the relationship between computer self-efficacy and e-resources use by undergraduate students in federal university of Kashere. The study was guiged by three research questions and one hypothesis. The instrument for the study was a self structured quetionnaire using a Likert-type four (4) point scale ranging from Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A), Disagree (D), and Strongly Disagree (SD) with 4, 3, 2, 1 point value attached to the items. The study found that the extent to which each sampled student’s use of electronic information resources is often directly proportional to the level of his/her computer self-efficacy. The study also, rolls out the measures by which the computer self-efficacy of students can be boosted, in order to bring about optimum utilization of the electronic information resources on offer at the library. This include: the management of federal university should ensure that e-resources with adequate information and communication technology tools are subscribed to regularly, ensure that the teaching of computer skills to undergraduate students in the universities is promoted and undergraduate students are to engage themselves in computer skills training regularly in order to be self-efficacy in the different aspects of computer.