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ERIC Number: EJ1158682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1925-0746
Self Concept and Motivation Variables as Correlates of Acquisition of ICT Competence among Social Studies Students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria
Adeyemi, B. A.
World Journal of Education, v4 n2 p76-82 2014
The study examined the level of ICT competence among Social Studies undergraduates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. It also investigated the influence of motivation variables as well as the influence of self concept on the acquisition of ICT competence. This was with a view to improving ICT competence in higher institutions of learning. The study employed survey research design. The population consisted of all Social Studies students of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Purposive sampling technique was employed in selecting one hundred Social Studies undergraduates. Three research questions emanated from the study. Three instruments titled: "Motivational Use Scale" (MUS), "Self-Concept Scale" (SCS) and "ICT Competence Scale" (ICTCS) were developed and used for the study. Data were analysed using simple percentages and chi-square statistics. The results among others, showed that data analysis, microsoft publishing and photoshop had the lowest competence level of 36%, 32% and 29% respectively. Also, self concept had a very strong influence on the acquisition of word processing knowledge with significant value of 0.027. It was recommended that students need to be encouraged in the use of ICT tools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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