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Babalola, S.O. (2018)."Factors Influencing Behavioral Intention to the Use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) among Students of Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro. Ogun state. Nigeria. Library Philosophy and Practice. (e journal)digitalcommons.unl.edu/cgi/ir
The significance of Information and Communication (ICT) in Polytechnic education cannot be over-emphasized. The introduction of ICTs has tremendously assisted the libraries in their routine duties such as charging and discharging library materials, checking in and checking out users, library registration, recall of library materials indexing, cataloguing and classification The aim of the study is to examine the factors that influence the behavioral intention to use ICT among Polytechnic students in Nigeria. The study adopted the Unified Theory of Acceptance and Use of Technology (UTAUT) constructs. Extant Literature on the UTAUT and ICT influence the behavioral intention to use ICT among students were discussed. Extant literature indicates that we are now in the new generation in which young people accept digital technologies based on some reason.s Quantitative approach was employed through the use of survey method. 500 copies of a questionnaire were administered on the students of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro out of which three hundred and forty five were returned (345) which indicated a return rate of sixty nine percent (69%). The findings of the study indicate that social influence and performance expectancy were the major constructs of the theory that influence the behavioral intention to use ICT. Based on the findings of the study the following recommendations were made: the Polytechnic should create more awareness about ICT usage among students, recognize and reward good ICT users among the students, create more ICT facilities and infrastructure for the students and advertise the ICTs in the libraries to all students
Keywords: Behavioral Intention, Information and Communication (ICT), Use, Students.