Asian Journal of Information Science and Technology (AJIST)
Users Attitude towards Use of Smart Phones to Access Information: A Case Study of PG Students’ of Bodoland University in Kokrajhar, AssamAuthor : Manoj Kumar Verma and Krishna Brahma
Volume 8 No.2 July-September 2018 pp 4-8
The purpose of this study is to investigate users’ attitude towards the use of smart phones to access information by the students of Bodoland University in Kokrajhar, Assam. It is carried out in order to know the extent of use of the mobile phone for accessing library services and other information. A survey has been conducted in which random sampling technique has been applied for the collection of data i.e., 250 PG students of Bodoland University were asked to fill the structured questionnaires and in the same day, duly filled-in questionnaires were collected. The data were analyzed and presented in the form of tables and graphs. From the study, it revealed that the population taken for the study are all using smart phone, majority are using since 5 years, total 14 different brands were used, in which Samsung was popular among the mentioned brands and PANASONIC, NOKIA and Karbonn are the least used brand by the respondents, majority uses phone for the purpose of accessing information, paid internet service is mostly used and indicated 4G as most preferred paid internet service. It also examined the frequency of using smart phone. The study found that majority 192 students are not using smart phone for accessing any library services, only 58 students are recorded of accessing library services mostly for the purpose of searching books or checking catalogue and 46% students are satisfied, 44% are highly satisfied and the least 10% are partially satisfied.
Smart phones, online information, user’s attitude, PG students, Bodoland University, Kokrajhar
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