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Attitude as Predictor of Academic Achievement of Students in Introduction to Library Studies in Federal Colleges of Education in Southern Nigeria
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Poor academic achievement in Introduction to Library Studies, GSE 112, due to attitude has been a challenge in Nigeria. Therefore, this study investigated attitude as predictor of academic achievement in GSE 112 among students in federal colleges of education in Southern Nigeria. The study adopted purposive sampling technique to select five conventional colleges of education in Southern Nigeria. Simple random sampling technique was used to administer questionnaire to 20% of student population (1340) in each of the five colleges while total enumeration technique was used to distribute questionnaire to all forty-two (42) librarians teaching GSE 112. The sample size was 1382. Two research instruments which comprised questionnaire and achievement test were used. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. The study found that students’ attitude towards GSE 112 was positive while their academic achievement in GSE 112 was on the average. Also, there was no significant relationship between students’ attitude and academic achievement in GSE 112. Furthermore, there was no significant difference in the attitude of male and female students towards GSE 112. It was recommended that current information resources should be procured in the library while students’ positive attitude should be sustained.
This paper was published at the Adeyemi Federal University of Education, Ondo, Ondo State, Nigeria.