Volume 3, Issue 1, June 2019, Page: 27-33
Impact of Information Literacy Skill on Students’ Academic Performance in Bangladesh
Purnima Banik, Department of Information Science and Library Management, Rajshahi University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Bezon Kumar, Department of Economics, Varendra University, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
Received: Mar. 5, 2019;       Accepted: Apr. 9, 2019;       Published: May 6, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.ijes.20190301.15      View  17      Downloads  13
Abstract
The study explores the level of academic performance and information literacy skill of undergraduate students in Bangladesh. In addition, the study examines the impact of information literacy skill on students’ academic performance. To achieve the objectives, the study uses primary data collected from 325 students and employs several statistical and econometric methods. The study firstly uses information literacy skill index to measure the level of students’ information literacy skill and secondly, uses a linear regression estimated by OLS method to examine the impact of information literacy skill on students’ academic performance. The study finds that most of the students’ Grade Point Average (GPA) is medium standard which ranges between 3.01 and 3.50 and the level of information literacy skill is lower which ranges between 10 and 20. Besides, the study also finds that study hour, family income, class attendance, past academic result and information literacy skill are the significant factors which influence students’ academic performance. More specifically, the study finds that students’ GPA may be increased by 0.012 if students’ information literacy skill is increased by one unit. Therefore, the study suggests nursing students’ information literacy skill to improve the students’ academic performance.
Keywords
Academic Performance, Information Literacy Skill, Bangladesh
To cite this article
Purnima Banik, Bezon Kumar, Impact of Information Literacy Skill on Students’ Academic Performance in Bangladesh, International Journal of European Studies. Vol. 3, No. 1, 2019, pp. 27-33. doi: 10.11648/j.ijes.20190301.15
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