Behavioral intention of students to use electronic resources at Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State, Nigeria

Bello Sani Manzo
Keywords: Behavioral intention, e-resources, UTAUT, academic libraries, students, polytechnic, Nigeria
Library and Information Perspectives and Research 2021 3(1), 39-57. Published: August 14, 2021


The objective of this paper was to examine students’ behavioral intention to use electronic information resources at Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, Katsina State, Nigeria. The study employed a survey research design. After collecting data from the respondents through the survey questionnaire, the UTAUT variables were tested using structural equation modeling (SEM) with 180 student’s population. The questionnaire was developed in line with previous studies. The study adopted convenient sample technique. Students who were found at the E-library unit were given the questionnaire to fill. Statistical analysis from the SEM reveals that effort expectancy and performance expectancy were found to be significant on students’ intention to use e-resources. The construct of social influence and facilitating conditions proved to be insignificant on behavioral intention. It was found that age, gender, computer experience, and discipline partially affect students behavioral intention to use e-resources. The result of the study has produced vital conclusions that could enable institution management and the libraries to take drastic measures to improve student's use of the electronic library. The study recommended that institution management should collaborate with the library and teaching faculty to encourage students to use e-resources.