Effectiveness of Counselling for Study Skills and Utilization of Academic Library Resources for Academic Success Among Students of Federal University Lokoja, Kogi State Nigeria

Dr. Shulammite Idowu Adefokun, Dr. Lanre A. MBashir

Abstract


The study investigated effectiveness of counselling for study habits and use of academic library recourses on students’   academic achievement among students of Federal University Lokoja. Using the simple random sampling technique, one hundred and ten students selected from eleven departments in Federal University Lokoja, participated as samples for the study. The survey research methodology was adopted for the study, while self-developed research instrument (questionnaire) was used for data collection.  Test-re-test method was employed to established the reliability of the research instrument (questionnaire), using Pearson test of reliability, ‘r’= 0.83, the questionnaire was thus judge appropriate for its administration. Results of findings from the study revealed that significant correlation exist among the variables (reading, time management and note taking and academic achievement) examined in this study. Results from the study implies that counselling for developing study skills/habits for  use of  academic library resources enhance students’ academic success. The study concludes that counselling for study habits/ study skills and use of academic library resources is effective for students’ academic achievement, and therefore recommended that counselling for study habits/ study skills be introduced to students during the initial entering /registration into tertiary institutions and be intensified to help students achieve academic success.


Keywords


Counselling; Library; Library resources; Study skills; Reading habits; Academic achievement.

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