Awarensss and utilization of information technology among agricultural scientists in Nigeria

  • OM Adesope Department of Agric Extension Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria
  • Edna C Matthews-Njoku
  • CC Asiabaka Department of Agric Extension Federal University of Technology, Owerri, Nigeria

Abstract

The paper examines the awareness and utilization of Information Technologies among Agricultural scientists in Nigeria. Data were collected from 170 respondents with the aid of structured questionnaire and analysed using frequency, percentage, mean and Ordinary Least Square multiple regression. This study found that awareness of Information Technology was high in electronic mail (e-mail), browsing the web, chat room, and electronic workshop (e-workshop). However, utilization of Information Technologies was high in electronic mail (e-mail) and browsing and low in electronic workshop and chat room. Findings of the study revealed that experience, frequency of visit to cybercafe, gender, institution, marital status, academic qualification significantly influenced awareness of Information Technology. On the other hand, duration of using Information Technologies, marital status, training were significant factors that influenced utilization of Information Technologies.

The Information Technologist Vol. 2(2) 2005: 1-8
Published
2006-04-21
Section
Articles

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