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Date of this Version

Winter 1-28-2021

Abstract

Computer literacy skills are indispensable to all undergraduates irrespective of their disciplines. Computer technologies influence all facets of human life ranging from education, leisure, and work related activities. Studies have found that the computer literacy skills of the Nigerian undergraduates is inadequate. The study investigated the influence of self-concept on computer literacy skills of undergraduates in federal universities in southwestern Nigeria. Multi-stage sampling procedure was adopted for the selection of 300L undergraduates, faculties and departments for the study. Twenty-seven (27) departments were involved in the study. A mixed method was employed for the study which involved quantitative and qualitative methods. Questionnaire and focus group discussions were the instruments used to elicit information from 1,318 respondents. Out of the 1,318 copies of questionnaire administered, 1,169 were duly completed and analysed giving a response rate of 88.7%. Quantitative data were analysed using SPSS version 21. Focus group discussions were analysed based on the major themes identified in the study. The study found that the level of computer literacy skills of the respondents was relatively high. Focus group discussions substantiated the findings of the quantitative aspect of the study by affirming that the level of computer literacy skills was relatively high. The study showed a significant relationship between undergraduates’ self-concept and computer literacy skills. It was concluded that a positive self-concept influences acquisition of computer literacy skills by undergraduates. The study recommended that universities should not relent efforts in sustaining the high level of undergraduates’ computer literacy skills and self-concept respectively.

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