Friday, June 4, 1971

The Philippine Women’s University (PWU) Library services Utilized by Day College Students


Course: Master of Arts in Education major in Library Science

School: Philippine Women’s University, Manila

Subject Area: Library Usage

Year of Graduation: 1971

Research Problem
This study was designed to determine the extent to which the day college students use the PWU Library facilities and services and the relationship between the courses pursued and curricular years to the extent of library use.

The subjects of the study were 1,010 day college students of the PWU during the first semester of the school year 1969-1970 chosen by stratified random sampling to represent the various courses offered in the University as well as the different curricular years. Two sets of check-list questionnaires with thirty items each were used to gather data on the frequency of use of library services and students’ awareness of the availability of physical facilities and the organization of the library materials.

Findings and Conclusions
Among the findings are: 1) the day college students do not make full use of the library’s services and facilities; 2) the General Education students make the least use of the library whereas Elementary Education and Education students make the most use of the library; 3) first year students are the most infrequent library users while the fourth year students are the most frequent library users. The results of the study indicate a strong need to develop basic library skills in the students for efficiency in their use of the library. For this purpose, a program of instruction on library use is recommended. Revision of the organization of materials and facilities of the PWU Library is likewise recommended to facilitate their use.
Source: Journal of Philippine Librarianship (4: 153-154) 1971