USAGE OF PRINT LIBRARY RESOURCES BY BUSINESS SUBJECTS STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE, NIGERIA

Constance I. Okoli, Amaoge Margaret Nwajei

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The need to encourage students’ constant usage of print library resources for higher academic performance necessitated this study. The study ascertained the usage of print library resources by business subjects’ students in secondary schools in Anambra State. One research question guided the study and two null hypotheses were tested. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population consisted of 3577 business subject students and a sample size of 520 was drawn for the study using stratified random sampling technique. A structured 10-item questionnaire validated by three experts was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument was established using test retest method and data analyzed using Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient yielded reliability coefficients of 0.86. Data were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and z-test to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that business subject students in Anambra State moderately utilize print library resources. It was also found that the business subject students did not differ significantly on their mean responses on the usage of the print library resources based on gender and location of their schools.. It was recommended among others that Post Primary School Service Commission (PPSSC) responsible for the management of secondary schools in Anambra state should jointly fund school libraries with schools authority and Parents Teachers Association (PTA) for adequate provision of print library resources and employment of librarians to assist students, to increase business subject students’ usage of library resources for improve academic performance.

 

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