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Journal:   STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY   2006 , Volume 7 , Number 1; Page(s) 149 To 171.
 
Paper: 

IDENTIFICATION AND CATEGORIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM ITS POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' VIEWPOINTS

 
 
Author(s):  BIGDELI Z., SABAGHINEZHAD Z.
 
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Abstract: 

This study attempted to identify the factors, which affect the use of Shahid Chamran University libraries from its postgraduate students' viewpoints. The study is of descriptive - exploratory type and the method of research is survey. To collect date, a likert-type scale was designed by the researchers. The target population consisted of 870 postgraduate students among whom a sample of 290 students was randomly selected. The findings of the study revealed that "direct access to the library collections" with 69.3 %, "interest in reading library materials" with 58.9%, and "correspondence of call numbers on printed or computerized, catalog cards to the call numbers of the materials on the shelves" with 56.4% are the most important and top three factors which affect the use of Shahid Chamran University libraries. Using factor analysis method, these factors were divided into 6 categories as follows:

Group one: environmental factors

Group two: library and librarians

Group three: information sources

Group four: access to other facilities and services

Group five: students' interest and awareness
Group six: quality and variation of library services.

 
Keyword(s): LIBRARY USE, POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS, SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY OF AHVAZ, LIBRARY USE, FACTOR ANALYSIS
 
 
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APA: Copy

BIGDELI, Z., & SABAGHINEZHAD, Z. (2006). IDENTIFICATION AND CATEGORIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM ITS POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' VIEWPOINTS. STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY, 7(1), 149-171. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=105279



Vancouver: Copy

BIGDELI Z., SABAGHINEZHAD Z.. IDENTIFICATION AND CATEGORIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM ITS POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' VIEWPOINTS. STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY. 2006 [cited 2021July28];7(1):149-171. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=105279



IEEE: Copy

BIGDELI, Z., SABAGHINEZHAD, Z., 2006. IDENTIFICATION AND CATEGORIZATION OF INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATIONAL FACTORS AFFECTING THE USE OF SHAHID CHAMRAN UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES FROM ITS POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS' VIEWPOINTS. STUDIES IN EDUCATION & PSYCHOLOGY, [online] 7(1), pp.149-171. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=105279.



 
 
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