Libraries at University of Nebraska-Lincoln



O. O. Adeagbo

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Published in Library Philosophy and Practice (2011) 20 p.


The study examined the influence computer skills and locus of control on the utilization of Internet resources by undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. Data were collected through the use of questionnaire. A study sample of 201 students randomly selected from a federal, a state and a private university in Osun State were used for the study. The resulting data were analysed using percentages, tables, Pearson Correlation and t-test analysis at 0.05 level of significance. The result indicated that 98.5% of the undergraduate students use Internet resources. 71.6% use them mostly for educational or academic activities. The general level of computer skills possessed by the students also varies.15.4% possess very good computer skills, 40.3% have good computer skills and 32.8% have average computer skills. The findings revealed that the level of computer skills possessed by the student influence their use of Internet resources. The result also shows that internal locus of control is more prevalent among undergraduate students in Nigerian universities. Internality or externality was found to have no significant influence on the use of Internet resources.