Annals of Educational Research and Reviews

Variables prejudicing against the utilization of computerized data assets by students in Nigeria


Chijioke Emeka

The research work investigated the factors militating against the use of Digital Information Resources
(DIRs) by undergraduates in Delta and Edo States, Nigeria. This study adopted descriptive survey
research design. The study was conducted in Federal and State University Libraries in Delta and Edo
states in the south- south geopolitical zone of Nigeria. The Federal and State Universities in the zone
are located in Abraka, Benin City, Ekpoma, and Ugbomro. The sample for the study comprised one
thousand and eighty-eight hundred (1,088) users drawn from four universities. Purposive sampling
technique was used to select two universities from Delta and Edo states respectively. Proportionate
stratified sampling technique was used to select respondents from each of the federal and state
university libraries used for the study. The instruments used for the collection of data was structured
questionnaire and Thereafter the copies of the final version of the questionnaire were administered with
the help of research assistant in each school to undergraduates of the library as at the time of
administration. The data obtained for this study were analyzed and presented based on the research
question and hypothesis that guided the study. Descriptive statistics was used to answer all the
research questions and inferential statistics was used in testing the hypothesis. The research
hypothesis was tested using Z- test method. Out of 1,088 questionnaires distributed, 972 was duly
completed and returned. This shows 89.5% return rate. The researcher proffers solutions to the study.


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