Exploring Information Literacy Self-Efficacy Beliefs in Nursing Students: Results from an Institutional Survey
Objective: This exploratory study examined perceived self-efficacy in information literacy skills in nursing students and discusses how collaborative relationships between nursing faculty and librarians can strengthen curricular efforts to support information literacy.
Methods: Using the Information Competency Assessment Instrument, a survey research design was used to determine student perceptions of their information literacy skills. Participants included nursing Baccalaureate, Master's and Doctoral students in each of these programs.
Results: The Information Competency Assessment Instrument identified low self-efficacy in the following categories: using an index, determining information needed for assignments, use of governmental documents, media sources, producers of information and citing sources. These findings provide a starting point for incorporation information literacy skills through an instructional program that addresses the skills gaps.
Conclusions: Information literacy self-efficacy is directly related to curricular achievement. Strengthening the presence of librarians in the curriculum can improve information literacy skills through assessment, instruction, and application of information literacy competencies.
McMullan, Taralyn; Clanton, Clista; Otts, Jo Ann; Powell Stuart, Wilma; and Rand, Angela, "Information Literacy Data Group 1 and 2" (2022). University Research Data and Datasets. 1.