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Dissertation Information for James Olorunmeye Daniel

NAME:
- James Olorunmeye Daniel

DEGREE:
- Ph.D.

DISCIPLINE:
- Library and Information Science

SCHOOL:
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA) (1983)

ADVISORS:
- Thomas P. Slavens

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:
- Ronald R. Powell
- David Hessler
- Charles Floyd Keen

MPACT Status: Fully Complete

Title: THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN METHODS OF INSTRUCTION AND FREQUENCY OF LIBRARY USE BY STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THREE UNIVERSITIES IN NIGERIA

Abstract: This study examined the relationships between faculty styles of instruction and student and faculty library use in three universities in Nigeria. It also attempted to investigate the patterns of library use of Nigerian students and the characteristics of library oriented faculty members. In addition, the study explored the relationships between student faculty perceptions and library use and compared empirical findings in the United States with the results in Nigeria.

A total of 486 students and faculty members of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Bayero University, Kano and the University of Ilorin, Ilorin were surveyed between February and March 1983 with two separate questionnaires. Thus, the database of this study is comprised of 446 or 90 percent usable returns made up of 313 students and 153 faculty members of the three institutions. The subjects were selected through circular systematic sampling procedures from lists of names supplied by the registrars of each school. The significant findings of the study were arrived at through the application of various statistical methods including analysis of variance, t-tests, cross tabulations, chi-square goodness of fit tests and multiple classification analysis.

The study found that there is a high positive correlation between faculty methods of instruction and students' library use with a chi-square of 88.8 and a coefficient of .614, and significance beyond the .01 level. A significant positive correlation was also found between faculty and students' perception of the library and their frequency of using it. Contrary to earlier empirical findings that university and college students seldom use their libraries, 83 percent and 59 percent of the students and faculty visited their libraries at least once a week or more, respectively. It was also found that faculty and students' perception of the library improved as their use of the library increased. Although the faculty was found to be a major agent impelling students' library use, physical conditions of the library and the attitudes of the library staff also constituted major factors of student and faculty library use. Overall, this study identified and ranked statistically a total of 54 variables which could be used to predict faculty and student library use in academic settings.

MPACT Scores for James Olorunmeye Daniel

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calculated 2008-01-31 06:29:35

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