Self-efficacy: a concept closely linked to information literacy and lifelong learning

Kurbanoglu S.

JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION, cilt.59, sa.6, ss.635-646, 2003 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 59 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2003
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1108/00220410310506295
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.635-646


This paper is primarily concerned with self-efficacy in the context of information literacy. The focus is first on the concept of self-efficacy, followed by attainment of self-efficacy beliefs. Finally, findings of the research, the aim of which was to explore students' (who enrolled in the Department of Information Management, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey) perceived self-efficacy for information and computer literacy, are scrutinized Results of the research indicate no significant year-to-year changes, although the students have a positive perceived self-efficacy for information literacy. Students' self-efficacy beliefs regarding information literacy and computers are correlated.