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

Kurbanoglu S.

JOURNAL OF DOCUMENTATION, vol.59, no.6, pp.635-646, 2003 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 59 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1108/00220410310506295
  • Page Numbers: pp.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.