A Study in Information Usage Behavior of Students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University

Abstract

The study has following objectives as: (1) to study information usage behavior of students in Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, (2) to study about problems in information usage and (3) study about requirements of the students in information usage. Sample comprised of 300 students. Data were collected by questionnaires analyzed by percentage, mean and SD. The results were: 1) Most of the samples use internet at their place. The most usage time is between 16:31 - 24:00. Most of samples use internet more than four hours/day. Most of samples have never used internet via mobile phone, never played online game and never utilized e-learning. 2) The facilities that were used to search for information are Main Library, Bangkla internet center and Bangkla Library. The most used information source is WWW, second are books and journals. On the other hand, the three least used information source are encyclopedia, personal source and data base. 3) The samples utilize data for their assignments and daily life. The most used application is search engine, communication programs and e-mail service respectively, however they rarely use internet to buy goods or services. In addition, the problems in using information in are inadequate facilities, especially number of computers and capacity of the computers. The other problems are computer software and service time. Moreover, the samples need more computers (in more capacity) and more service time.



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Waraporn Sinthaworn, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSEE2013
Stream: Social Sciences

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