Computer Anxiety as Correlate of Use of Information Technology Tools among Undergraduates of Library and Information Science in Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijagun, Ogun State
The study was designed to investigate computer anxiety as a correlate of use of Information Technology tool by undergraduates of Library and Information Science in Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijagun, Ogun State. Descriptive survey design was adopted while Stratified Random Sampling Technique was used to select 169 undergraduates of LIS. A questionnaire designed by the researchers was used for collecting data. Out of the 169 copies of the questionnaire administered 120 copies were returned and used for the analysis. Data was analyzed by Simple percentages, frequency, Mean and Standard Deviation and Pearson product moment correlation. Findings show that the level of computer anxiety among LIS undergraduates is high. The available IT tools among LIS undergraduates are mobile technology, laptops, CD-ROM, printers and internet search engines. The most frequency utilized IT tools among LIS undergraduate are mobile technology and laptops. The impact of computer anxiety on students’ utilization of IT tools is high. The major constraints of computer anxiety towards the utilization of IT tools among LIS undergraduates are level of computer anxiety and lack of conducive environment. A null hypothesis was tested which revealed that there is a significant relationship between computer anxiety and students’ utilization of IT tools among the LIS undergraduates surveyed. The study therefore recommends that the management of TASUED should provide more conducive learning environment, adequate IT infrastructural facilities, computer literacy should be encouraged to help lower anxiety and reduce stress in an IT environment.
Keywords: computer anxiety, computer literacy, Tai Solarin University, undergraduates
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