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Chamani Gunasekera and R. Balasubramani, Information needs, School teachers, User satisfaction, Sri Lanka
The purpose of this study is to examine school teachers’ information needs, their satisfaction, purposes of information and the relationship between some selected factors and the information needs.The population of the study consisted of school teachers in government schools in Sri Lanka. The sample consisted with 440 teachers and cluster sampling method was applied for the sample selection. A self-administered questionnaire was used as the main data collection tool and the received data were analyzed by using SPSS (21.0). The study found that most of the teachers need information on particular subject that they taught, followed by classroom management and teaching resources. Most of them satisfied with information needs on particular subject that they taught, information on classroom management and lesson planning. Teachers require information for keeping up with current trends, guiding students’ classroom activities and developing competence. The study found that there is no strong evidence of relationship between four selected factors and the teachers' information needs.