Harmonizing information users' readiness with the digital information environment

  • Naeema Jabur Department of Information Studies, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman
  • Abdelmajid Bouazza Department of Information Studies, Sultan Qaboos University, Sultanate of Oman

Abstract

The study investigated the extent to which information users were managing to harmonize with the digital information environment. A questionnaire was distributed to 237 students from high schools in Muscat District, Oman.  SPSS was used to analyze the questionnaire responses. The study showed that Students have favorable attitudes towards the use of ICT for general purposes and social communication.  However, they need to be directed towards better investment of their IT skills. Thus, they would not be addicted to the use of the Internet for only social purposes, but would also correlate their readiness with the continuously changeable digital information environment. Needless to say more behavioral and systematic orientation is required. 

Published
2017-05-28
How to Cite
JABUR, Naeema; BOUAZZA, Abdelmajid. Harmonizing information users' readiness with the digital information environment. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries, [S.l.], v. 3, n. 3, p. 653-659, may 2017. ISSN 2241-1925. Available at: <http://qqml-journal.net/index.php/qqml/article/view/172>. Date accessed: 20 jan. 2020.