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Journal:   INFORMATION SYSTEMS & SERVICES   winter-spring 2017 , Volume 6 , Number 1-2 (21-22) #f00629; Page(s) 41 To 52.
 
Paper: 

Assessment of information literacy of undergraduate students of Knowledge and Information Science

 
 
Author(s):  Khalili Leila*
 
* Department of Information Science and Knowledge studies, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran
 
Abstract: 
Purpose: The aim of this research study was to determine the information literacy of students and its relation with education and demographic variables. Methodology: In this applied study quantitative approach and survey method was used. Research instrument was a questionnaire validated by Davarpanah and Siamak (2000). Population of the study was undergraduate students of Knowledge and Information Science in Azarbaijan Shahid Madani university. Data analysis was done using descriptive and inferential parametric statistics and SPSS Findings: Information literacy score for second year, junior and senior students was a little more than midpoint. Information literacy score of freshman students was lower than midpoint. Based on independent T test, there was significant difference in mean score of information literacy between girl and boy students. Based on ANOVA test there was significant difference in mean score of information literacy based on entrance year of the students. Result of the Pearson correlation showed that there was positive and significant relation between Grade Point Average (GPA) of students and their information literacy score. Result of ANOVA test showed that there was no significant difference in mean score of information literacy among three groups of students based on their type of diploma. Conclusion: Based on the findings it can be concluded that information literacy of freshman students was lower than three other groups. The students who had better GPA, they also had higher information literacy. Although, the mean score of information literacy for students was above the midpoint, but with considering their field of study, it was unpleasant.
 
Keyword(s): Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University,Information literacy,Knowledge and Information Science and studies,Undergraduate students
 
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