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Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Commercial Motorcycle Operators in Nsukka Metropolis in Enugu State, Nigeria.
Review of Education: Institute of Education Journal (2010)
  • Helen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke), Mrs
Abstract
The study sought to identify the information needs and information seeking behaviour of commercial motorcycle operators in Nsukka metropolis in Enugu State of Nigeria. Four research questions were formulated to guide the study. The study adopted a descriptive survey design and the sample comprised 400 commercial motorcycle operators out of a population of 2. 050 operators in the metropolis. Questionnaire was used to generate data for the study and the data generated were analyzed using frequency tables and percentages. The result revealed that their most important information needs are; information on how to avoid accidents, where to get the best (superior) spare parts, and to know the most lucrative routes, while the most common strategies adopted to get information are through the union activities, consulting friends and experts. Some of their problems associated with seeking for information include time factor, illiteracy and absence of information centres. Recommendations were made on the basis of the findings of the study.
Keywords
  • information needs,
  • information seeking behaviour,
  • commercial motorcycle operators,
  • Nsukka metropolis.
Publication Date
2010
Citation Information
Helen Nneka Okpala (nee Eke). "Information Needs and Information Seeking Behaviour of Commercial Motorcycle Operators in Nsukka Metropolis in Enugu State, Nigeria." Review of Education: Institute of Education Journal Vol. 21 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/heleneke/29/