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Scholarly Journal of Scientific Research and Essay (SJSRE) Vol. 7(5), pp. 74-82, November 2018
Available online at http:// www.scholarly-journals.com/SJSRE
ISSN 2315-6163 © 2018 Scholarly-Journals

Influence of Information Skills Instruction on Information Behaviour of Private Secondary School Students’ In Eti-Osa Local Government Area, Lagos State

Amuni, S.I1 and Sule, O.E.*2.

1Library, Archival and Information StudiesDepartment, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.
2Management Department, University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt, Nigeria



The information behaviour of secondary school students has been identified as a phenomenon that is germane to their educational lives and thus, require urgent attention of all stakeholders in the sector since information has become a key requirement in the 21st century for basic human survival, hence, this study aimed at investigating the information behaviour of private secondary school students alongside their exposure to information skills instruction. The study adopted a descriptive survey design.Three research questions and one hypothesis formed the basis of eliciting responses from two hundred and ninety-three (293) respondents drawn from six secondary schools using the stratified random sampling technique with the aid of a self-designed questionnaire tagged “ISIIBS”Information Skills Instruction Information Behaviour of Students. Findings revealed that the information skills of senior secondary school students were just as the “Google Generation” as indicated in previous researches. They believed everything called “information” could be easily retrieved from “Google”, a popular search engine used by today’s youth.Findings also showed that instruction on information skills was lacking in all the sampled schools and have been mistaken as the same as instruction on library use and information technology. The study revealed that there was positive significant relationship between the information skills of secondary school students and their parental background(r=.398**, N=293, p<.05). This implied that student’s information behaviour could be improved by instruction in information skills. All stakeholders in education should ensure that information skills instruction isintegrated in the educational curriculum of all the levels of education starting from the primary level to the tertiary level of education in the country.This would ensure that information abilities become part and parcel of the lives of every citizen in the 21st century...


Key words: Information behaviour, Information skills instruction, Secondary schools students.

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