Document Type : Original Research Paper
Department of information science and knowledge, Faculty information science and knowledge, University shahid Chamran university of Ahwaz y, Ahwaz, Iran
Background and Objectives: Personal information management is one of the most important issues in estimating information retrieval in an organization and among individuals. In this study, with personal information management activities, the amount of knowledge and skills of personal information management status was identified and its changes were examined in terms of age and educational level and the faculty of the place of study. The purpose of this study was to investigate the personal information management activities of students in the University of Medical Sciences and to assess the level of their knowledge and skills.
Methods: This study was conducted on personal information management activities (7 activities of Jones model) and in the present study, a review and comparison among seven personal information management activities and two measures of knowledge and skills was presented. The research was conducted using survey method. Based on the purpose in the category of applied research and in terms of data collection and nature, it was descriptive-analytical. The statistical population includeed students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in the academic year 2018-2019 Convenience sampling method was used to determine the statistical population. By determining the total number of students (1300 people) and using Krejcie-Morgan table, the approximate number of 297 students was determined. Data were collected using an adjacent questionnaire (2013). Pearson and Spearman correlation tests and SPSS 22 statistical software were used to analyze the data.Regarding the data set and content with three indicators of knowledge, skills and personal information management, a face-to-face questionnaire was distributed.
Findings: Descriptive findings of the study showed that the mean values of knowledge, skills and a total of seven student activities were equal to 1.22, 2.55, 2.50, respectively, and at an undesirable and relatively undesirable level. Among these factors, there was a significant relationship between different faculties and degrees at the significance level of 0.05 and there was a significant relationship among students with different age groups. In this study, it was found that seven activities ultimately improved the performance of individuals in the proper management of information resources and selecting the information they needed. And their skills showed that although students had high knowledge and skills in personal information management, the level of their activities was declining.
Conclusion: The results showed that the status of personal information management of students of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences had a positive and significant effect on students' knowledge and skills. On the other hand, in this study, it was revealed that with the change of personal information management, the level of satisfaction and dissatisfaction of students and PIM variables and its items would change. Also, with the use of personal information management, information loss, information overflow, the presence of inappropriate information would reduce.
- Personal Information Management
- Students of Ahwaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences
- Knowledge and skills
©2023 The author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, as long as the original authors and source are cited. No permission is required from the authors or the publishers.
Send comment about this article