Performance and effort expectancies in the use of institutional repositories among postgraduate students in Southwest Nigeria

Babalola, Oluwaseun Odunayo; Adeyeye, Sophia

Abstract

Through a correlational survey of 313 postgraduate students from two universities in Southwest Nigeria, it was found that the use of institutional repository among the respondents is high. It was also found that performance expectancy (ß=0.283, t=3.904, p<0.05) is a significant predictor of institutional repository use while effort expectancy (ß=0.172, t=2.310, p>0.05) is not a significant predictor of the use of institutional repository among the respondents. We conclude that the repository content and awareness about the repository are crucial to the adoption and use of such systems.

Keyword(s)

Electronic Information Resources; Institutional Repositories; Information Systems; Students

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