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Student Confidence/Overconfidence in the Research Process
The Journal of Academic Librarianship (2015)
  • Valeria E. Molteni, San Jose State University
  • Emily K. Chan, San Jose State University
Abstract
Librarians with instructional responsibilities will base information literacy session content upon course syllabi and teaching faculty's assessments of student readiness. Often students' self-perceived competencies do not factor into the lesson planning process. The aim of this project is to collect the levels of self-confidence for a group of students who are primarily entering health care professions. This study observes students' levels of self-confidence in performing research-related activities and their corresponding ability to correctly answer content questions for those tasks. Students' self-confidence ratings are not reliable indicators for information literacy competence. The confidence levels for information literacy tasks of students entering health care professions may have clinical implications for future practice.
Keywords
  • EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE,
  • INFORMATION LITERACY,
  • OVERCONFIDENCE,
  • STUDENT'S PERCEPTIONS,
  • HEALTH SCIENCES
Publication Date
January, 2015
DOI
10.1016/j.acalib.2014.11.012
Publisher Statement
This is the Authors' Submitted Manuscript for an article that appeared in the Journal of Academic Librarianship, volume 41, issue 1, January 2015. The publisher's Version of Record is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.acalib.2014.11.012

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Citation Information
Valeria E. Molteni and Emily K. Chan. "Student Confidence/Overconfidence in the Research Process" The Journal of Academic Librarianship Vol. 41 Iss. 1 (2015) p. 2 - 8 ISSN: 0099-1333
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/valeria_molteni/11/
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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons CC_BY-NC-ND International License.