Information Literacy Level of Graduate Students at Al-Quds University

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2019-10-10
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Arman, Ibrahim Moh’d
Abukhayran, Ashraf Moh'd
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This study aimed to investigate Information Literacy level for Graduate Students at Al- Quds University. It also aimed to identify the level of each variables: gender, specialization, study level and No. of Visiting Library. In order to achieve the aim of this study, the researcher built a Questionnaire consisting 20 items as a tool to gather data, validity and reliability made for it. Cronbachs' Alpha found with value (0.8). The Questionnaire applied to the study sample, which consisted 184 students. The results of the study showed that the mean of Information Literacy was (2.77) and the standard deviation (0.61) which was medium, also revealed that There were statistically significant differences between the means of the level of Information Literacy among Graduate students in Al-Quds University due to gender variable in favor of male students. There are statistically significant differences between the means of the level of Information Literacy among Graduate students in Al-Quds University due to specialization variable in favor of Social Sciences. There are statistically significant differences between the means of the level of Information Literacy among Graduate students in Al-Quds University due to year of study variable in favor of freshmen students. There are statistically significant differences between the means of the level of Information Literacy among Graduate students in Al-Quds University due to number of library weekly visits variable in favor of students whose visits were three times and more Based on the results, the researcher recommends that Faculties need to focus in university courses in all levels and specializations especially Graduate students on a clarification of the concept and skills of information literacy.
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Information Literacy Level, Graduate Students
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