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Use of Computer and Its Impact on Academic Performance of Faculty Members and Research Scholars

Library Herald Year : 2014, Volume : 52, Issue : 4 First page : ( 349) Last page : ( 367) Print ISSN : 0024-2292. Online ISSN : 0976-2469. Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-2469.2014.01414.6

Use of Computer and Its Impact on Academic Performance of Faculty Members and Research Scholars: A Case Study of Kuvempu University

Kumar B.T. Sampath*, Kumbar Mallinath**, Sharath B.*** *Associate Professor, Dept. of Studies and Research in Library and Information Science, Tumkur University, Tumkur-572103, Karnataka, India. E-mail: sampathbt_2001@gmail.com **Professor, Dept. of Library and Information Science, University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, India ***Librarian, T. John College of Pharmacy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India. E-Mail: shasmg@gmail.com

Abstract The paper is intended to identify the differences in the access and use of computer among the academics. It also aimes to know the impact of computer use on the academic performance of faculty members and research scholars in a university setup. A survey questionnaire was administered to university academics and collected on its completion. This study has demonstrated the high use of the computer by faculty and research scholars. It is found that there exists a difference of opinion among the faculty and research scholars regarding the computer access (p=0.000), years of experience in the use of computer (p=0.000) and purpose of use (p=0.040). Data also shows that there is a difference of opinion among the faculty members and research scholars regarding the impact of computer on their academic performance (p=0.025).

Keywords Computer, Faculty members, Students, Academic performance,Kumar B.T. Sampath, Kumbar Mallinath, Sharath B.

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