Information literacy in 2015: International graduate business students' perceptions of information literacy skills compared to test-assessed skills
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Information literacy in 2015: International graduate business students' perceptions of information literacy skills compared to test-assessed skills

Journal
Journal of Business and Finance Librarianship
Pub Date
May 12, 2016
Author(s)
Russell Michalak MLIS
Monica D.T. Rysavy Ph.D. Ed.D.
Type
πŸ“’ Journal Article
Keywords

Abstract

In 2015, the information literacy (IL) team designed an instrument to determine international graduate business students' perceptions of their IL skills and their actual test-assessed IL skills. The purpose of this research was to compare international graduate students' perceptions of their IL skills versus their test-assessed competencies, with the aim of creating training modules to improve test-identified deficiencies. Results demonstrate that wide discrepancies exist between students' perceptions of their own skills and their actual skills on all six ILA-topic areas assessed by the internally developed test instruments, with students overestimating their abilities in all areas.