|Source||KrishiKosh-Indian National Agricultural Research System|
|Educational Degree||Master of Science (M.Sc.)|
|Subject Domain (in DDC)||Technology ♦ Home & family management|
|Subject Keyword||Utilization ♦ Information ♦ Sources ♦ Home Science ♦ Students ♦ Utilization of Information Sources By Home Science Students of Udaipur ♦ Rajasthan ♦ Home Science Extension Education|
|Abstract||For college students, it is of utmost need to utilize various types of information sources for completion of their course programme. Students use various information sources to fulfil their needs. The rapid development of information sourcing facility in College of Home Science, Udaipur, Rajasthan has made a need to study about utilization of information sources. Therefore, â€œUtilization of Information sources by Home Science Students of Udaipur, Rajasthanâ€ was planned with the objectives, to findout the information needs of Home Science students related to academic, employment, socialization and entertainment, to study the extent of utilization of information sources by Home Science students for fulfilling the needs and to explore the constraints faced by students in use of information sources. The study was conducted in College of Home Science, Udaipur, Rajasthan. A sample of 100 students, from the students enrolled in the academic year 2013-14 was selected randomly. The data were collected through questionnaire method and analyzed by using frequency, percentage and mean weighted scores. The major findings of the study were â€¢ Maximum respondents (58%) belonged to 21-25 years age group, 51 per cent belonged to general caste, 63 per cent belonged to nuclear family and 58 per cent belonged to small size family. Family occupation of good number of respondents was government job. Maximum respondents were following English medium in education and had medium mass media exposure. Majority of the respondents were using library (98%), friends (98%), internet (98%), teachers (95%) and family members (92%) as general information sources. â€¢ Information needs: Needs were studied in relation to academic, employment, socialization, entertainment and miscellaneous needs. â€¢ In Academic needs, majority of the respondents (80 â€“ 98%) need information for general awareness, programmes of study, practical work, for participation in class discussion, skill development, course work, fill online examination form, books information, scholarship information, improve computer knowledge, latest development in the field, searching online results, journals related information, improve work habits, universities offering higher education, access case studies, previous year papers, awards and motivation/inspiration. â€¢ Regarding employment needs majority of the respondents (82 - 97%) required information for a job after graduation/ post graduation, for job interview, government vacancies, online application, prepare resume and online exam. â€¢ Majority of the respondents (91- 94%) need information related to current issues, to maintain social relationships, establish contacts with old friends in socialization needs. â€¢ Regarding entertainment needs, 91 per cent respondents need to listen music/ see movies, 88 per cent searched magazines/ newspapers for stories, 87 per cent download movies/ games/ song and 85 per cent to see online movies/ videos. â€¢ Respondents (80 - 96%) need miscellaneous information about current affairs, general awareness, health information and different tour places. â€¢ Respondents were using books, newspapers and internet to great extent with MWSs 2.79, 2.66 and 2.59 respectively. Other information sources such as T.V., e-mail, magazines, radio, journals, e-books and bulletins were used to some extent with MWSs 2.49, 2.34, 2.09, 1.83, 1.70, 1.67 and 1.54 respectively. E-journals, thesis, database, multimedia CDs and encyclopaedia were used to least extent. â€¢ Respondents were utilizing the information sources to some extent for academic needs with MWSs 1.91. The information sources were utilized to least extent for employment, entertainment, socialization and miscellaneous needs. â€¢ In constraints, respondents faced resource constraints to some extent in print as well as electronic sources with MWSs 1.60 and 1.50 respectively. Technical and personal constraints were faced by the respondents to least extent in both print and electronic sources. Based on these findings efforts can be made by the administration to increase the use of resources by the students and increasing the resources facilities to fulfill various information needs.|
|Education Level||UG and PG|
|Learning Resource Type||Thesis|
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