Predictors Of Academic Performance: Self-Efficacy And Use Of Electronic Information

  • A Tella
  • A Tella
  • C O Ayeni
  • R O Omoba


In the digital era any student in the institution of higher learning who intends to excel in academics should have the ability to effectively utilize electronic information resources and services. This study examined self-efficacy and use of electronic information as predictors of academic performance. Seven hundred students (undergraduate and postgraduate) were randomly drawn from 7 departments in faculty of education, university of Ibadan, Nigeria. Three research questions guided the study. Morgan-Jinks (1999) academic self-efficacy scale and use of electronic information scale (UEIS) with r=0.75 were used. The result indicates that self-efficacy and use of electronic information jointly predict academic performance, and that correlation exists among self-efficacy, use of electronic information and academic performance. Finally, the result reveals that Internet information resources are frequently used by students. Based on the research findings the study makes some recommendations.

University of Dar Es Salaam Library Journal Vol. 9 (1) 2007: pp.69-83

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