Demographic Factors, Information Literacy Skills and Media Resources’Utilisation among Secondary School Students in Ogun State, Nigeria

  • Olukunle Akinbola Osunrinade
Keywords: Information, literacy skill, media resource, utilisation, student.

Abstract

The study investigated the extent to which demographic factors and  information literacy skills of students in Ogun State, Nigeria determine their utilisation of media resources. The survey research design of the ex-post facto was adopted while the questionnaire was used as the major  instruments of data collection. The study was anchored on the information richness and information utilisation capacity theories. Findings from the study reveal possession of the moderate level of information literacy skills by the students. The types of and major purposes of utilisation of media resources were charts, internet and newspapers for academic purposes as well as maps, simulation materials, video clips and real objects for entertainment purposes. Also, realia, flipchart, globes and textbooks were established as media resources being majorly utilised for knowledge acquisition by senior secondary school students in Ogun State, while video clips, real objects and samples as well as slides were found to be the most commonly utilised media resources for information purposes. On the frequency of utilisation of the media resources, an occasional use of media resources was established. Background factors and information literacy skills were found to have joint contribution to media resources utilisation by the students while information literacy skills were found to be the leading contributor to media resources utilisation among secondary school students in Ogun State, Nigeria.


Keywords: Information, literacy skill, media resource, utilisation, student.

Published
2019-01-17
Section
Articles

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eISSN: 2360-994X
print ISSN: 2141-4297