The role of self-efficacy in the information-seeking behaviour of high school students in Mauritius

Marie-Lourdes T. H Lam

Research output: ResearchDoctoral/Master's Thesis

Abstract

The interviews, which formed the main basis of the study, were carried out with ten students, namely, five from the Science class and five from the Arts class. Results obtained suggested a positive relationship between self-efficacy beliefs and information-seeking behaviour, and tasks were seen to influence self-efficacy beliefs in information-seeking. Several sources were identified as being capable of maintaining and/or increasing levels of self-efficacy beliefs in information-seeking, and it was observed that rewards contributed towards explaining human information behaviour, and had an effect upon self-efficacy beliefs. Following analysis and interpretation of the data, a model of factors relating to self-efficacy beliefs and information-seeking behaviour was developed. Recommendations are included to provide guidance to teachers, librarians and researchers.
LanguageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Information Management
Awarding Institution
  • Charles Sturt University
Place of PublicationAustralia
Publisher
StatePublished - 2012

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Mauritius
information-seeking behavior
self-efficacy
school
student
reward
librarian
art
interpretation
teacher
interview
science

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Lam, Marie-Lourdes T. H. / The role of self-efficacy in the information-seeking behaviour of high school students in Mauritius. Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2012.
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Australia : Charles Sturt University, 2012.

Research output: ResearchDoctoral/Master's Thesis

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