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Title: Attitudes toward Information Competency of University Students in Social Sciences
Issue Date: Oct-2016
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press
Citation: Portal: Libraries and the Academy
ISSN: 1530-7131
Related subjects: CDU::3 - Ciencias sociales
Keywords: Information Literacy, Social Science Students, Evaluation
Abstract: This paper examines students’ self-assessment of their information literacy, presenting a study involving 1,575 social science students at five Spanish universities. Data were collected and analyzed through a validated instrument that measures the variables of (1) the students’ belief in the importance of information literacy skills; (2) self-efficacy, the students’ faith in their ability to master those skills; and (3) the students’ main source of learning information competencies. The groups of competencies studied were information search, information evaluation, information processing, and information communication. The results reveal an overall low perceived self-efficacy and provide a clear overview of the current state of information literacy among social science students in Spain.
Primary author: Pinto, María
Fernández-Pascual, Rosaura
Gómez-Hernández, José-Antonio
Cuevas, Aurora
Granell, Ximo
Guerrero, David
Gómez, Carmen
Palomares, Rocío
Collection: 16/4
Editor's version: https://muse.jhu.edu/article/632343
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10201/50895
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/pla.2016.0050
Document type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Number of pages / Extensions: 737-761
Rights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
Geographic Materia: España
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