Paper Information

Journal:   JOURNAL OF EPISTEMOLOGY (LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)   SUMMER 2014 , Volume 7 , Number 25; Page(s) 9 To 19.
 
Paper: 

AN INVESTIGATION OF EFFECTIVE FACTORS ON PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT OF POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS AT ALZAHRA UNIVERSITY DURING 2011-2012

 
 
Author(s):  AMOUZANDE MAHDIYE, TAJDARAN MANSOUR, GHAEBI AMIR
 
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Abstract: 

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to study the effective factors on personal information management and to recognize the strength and weakness in personal information management of postgraduate students at Alzahra University.
Methodology: The methodology of the research, in the part of the literature review and theoretical literature, is library study and in the part of the analysis, is survey study (descriptive and analytic). The data were gathered through a researcher made questionnaire that contained 4 parts and 73 questions. The research population includes all of the postgraduate students (at M.A/M.Sc and PhD degrees) at Alzahra University whom are studying at this university during the educational year of 2011-2012. Based on the random sampling, 309 postgraduate students at M.A/M.Sc degree and 70 postgraduate students at PhD degree participated at this research.
Findings: It should be noted that personal information management of the postgraduate students has been studied under the factors of “attitude, knowledge and skill.” The research results represent that among the effective factors on personal information management, the attitude average is 3.95, knowledge’s average is 3.29, and the skills set have the average of 3.17. Furthermore, the average of the three mentioned factors’ averages is about 3.47.
Conclusion: The amount (3.47) indicates that the situation of personal information management of postgraduate students at Alzahra University is at the upper to the average level. On the other hand, the situation of personal information management by Ph.D. students is the same as M.A./M.Sc. students and this amount is around 3.47. Thus it can be said that there is no significant relation between personal information management by Ph.D. students and M.A./M.Sc. students.

 
Keyword(s): PERSONAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT, POSTGRADUATE STUDENTS, ALZAHRA UNIVERSITY, IRAN
 
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