Information Literacy Self-efficacy: Conceptual Framework and Research Background

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty member Semnan University

2 PhD Candidate , University of Tehran, Iran

3 Associate professor , University of Tehran


Purpose: the present paper aims to relate Self-Efficacy as an important psychological construct to Information Literacy as an essential requisite of the information society.
Methodology: reviewing related literature in communication, sociology, information science and computer science.
Findings: Self-efficacy could increase interest, efforts, enjoy, self-regulation and performance. it is considered to a factor influencing network and social competencies and social and techno phobia as well. Information Seeking could be highly influenced by the level of self-efficacy. some factors as gender, age, academic attainments, experience, instruction, English language knowledge and task to be correlated to self-efficacy. most of the research about Information literacy self efficacy has been explored in turkey.
Novelty: The construct of self-efficacy which is coined by Albert Bandura as most famous and cited live psychologist and forth psychologist in the history of Psychology has a significant role in information literacy. the current paper is the first review paper exploring the concept of self-efficacy in information literacy and seeking.


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