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American Journal of Educational Research. 2015, 3(11), 1346-1349
DOI: 10.12691/education-3-11-2
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Perceived Influence of Information Sources Availability and Use on the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in a Nigerian Metropolitan City

Aderanti Ruth A.1, and Amuda Adedotun2

1Department of Education, Babcock University

2Department of Information Resources Management, Babcock University

Pub. Date: October 29, 2015

Cite this paper:
Aderanti Ruth A. and Amuda Adedotun. Perceived Influence of Information Sources Availability and Use on the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in a Nigerian Metropolitan City. American Journal of Educational Research. 2015; 3(11):1346-1349. doi: 10.12691/education-3-11-2

Abstract

This study investigated the influence of information sources availability and use on academic performance of secondary school students using a descriptive survey design. Two hundred and eight senior secondary school students were randomly selected from six secondary schools in Ibadan. Data was collected using a self-structured questionnaire that covers all the variables under study. Percentage was used to answer the research questions while Pearson product moment correlation coefficient was used to test the hypotheses postulated. The findings indicated that information sources that are mostly available in secondary schools are the teachers and lesson notes while library and internet facilities are the least available. The result of the hypotheses showed significant relationship between the independent variables (information sources availability and use) and dependent variable (academic performance). r (206) = .21, p < .01. And r (206) = .42, p < .01 respectively. Implication for counselling and recommendations were made based of the results of the findings.

Keywords:
information sources information use academic performance and secondary school students

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