Information seeking behavior of post graduate students in Lahore Pakistan

Ayesha Habib, Asma Shahid Kazi, Sehrish Ashraf, Muhammad Arfan Hadyait


The present study was designed to identify the information seeking behavior and the related problems faced by post graduate students while seeking relevant information.  A total of 176 MS/Mphil students were selected as the sample. A survey questionnaire and interview technique was used to collect data. The data collected was analyzed using descriptive statistics with SPSS version 21. The demographic data was analyzed by using the descriptive statistics include mean, standard deviation and frequency distribution. ANOVA and t test and was used to know the significant influence of demographic variables on information seeking behavior of postgraduate students. The information seeking behavior of postgraduate students is satisfactory because from the results and discussion it is clearly indicate that all the students seek information for career development, solve immediate academic problems, write research articles, making notes for assignment, to update their present knowledge, preparation for examination and to read latest articles. Postgraduates students have also seek information to use HEC digital library services at home, university, use VPN code, read books online and to use different websites for research. There was a significant influence of age, gender, mothers’ and fathers’ qualification in the information seeking behavior of post graduate students.

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