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Information Anxiety and Information Overload of Undergraduates in Two Universities in South-West Nigeria
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Information anxiety and information overload have no single generally accepted definition and term. They are all state based academic anxiety that serve as a barrier to the use of information particularly by students. The purpose of this study is to ascertain the influence of age and gender on information anxiety as well as information overload by undergraduates in University of Ibadan and Tai-Solarin University of Education in South-West Nigeria. The study population were 193 undergraduates in four faculties similar to both universities sampled using purposive and stratified random sampling technique with proportionate to sample while six hypotheses were formulated and tested using SPSS at 0.05 level of significance. The results of the findings showed that both age and gender had no influence on information anxiety and information overload by undergraduates respectively.