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ERIC Number: EJ1119200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0010-0870
Exploring LIS Students' Beliefs in Importance and Self-Efficacy of Core Information Literacy Competencies
Pinto, Maria; Pascual, Rosaura Fernandez
College & Research Libraries, v77 n6 p703-726 Nov 2016
Understanding perceptions of Library and Information Science (LIS) students on two dimensions--belief in the importance (BIM) of a set of core information competencies, and Self-Efficacy (SE)--is pursued. Factor analysis implementation raises a clear distinction between BIM and SE results. This analysis points to two sets of competencies: principal competencies reflected the most positive insights from students, while the secondary ones were the most weakly perceived and consequently the most in need of encouragement. This is one of the few studies on the subjective profile of LIS students, including improvement initiatives relating to the weakest competencies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Spain
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