New Educational System and Information and Communication Technology’s Influence on the Process of Information Seeking behavior: Case of Students of Islamic higher Education

Zohre Eftekhar, Soraya Ziaei, Hadi Sharif Moghaddam


Assessment of students’ ability to cope with a new educational system and Information technology in Islamic Higher education-based setting may provide information with which to develop effective interventions to improve the process of information seeking behavior in the future. This study aims to identify the current status of information seeking behavior’s process based on the new educational system and Information technology in Islamic Higher education. The conceptual model which was used in this study included five stages as follows: Access to Information Resources, Using Information Resources, Evaluating Information Resources, Crisis situation, and Research skills. In order to assess validity (content), the views of Knowledge and Information Sciences professors and expert’s assessment was used and the questionnaire reliability was obtained between 0.684 and 0.754 by Cronbach alpha. In order to fulfill the aim of the study, 323 Female Students who participated in this study were randomly selected were 215 in Fars and 108 in Bushehr Province holders in 1394-1395 Academic years at Fars and Bushehr Islamic Higher education. Data collection tool in this study was the questionnaire. The Wilcoxon signed-rank test used to analyse data. The results showed that Library in Islamic Higher education, Printing Book, Authority, and learning in the classroom or training at the workshop, are so important elements for Islamic Higher education students. On the other hand there was no significant difference between criteria regarding crisis situation.


Education System, Information Technology, Information Seeking Behavior, Islamic Higher Education System, Fars Province, Bushehr Province.

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