Self-efficacy in the Information Seeking Behaviour of State University of Zanzibar Students: A case study

Ali Amour El Maamiry


Self-efficacy is concerned with the one’s belief in his/her ability to influence the activities that affect one’s life. The predominant gadgets used and development of information technology raised the self-efficacy to many university students in their information seeking behaviour. The present study examines the existing behaviour that students make judgments of abilities in seeking the required information. The study is based on Bandura’s four sources of self-efficacy information: past performance (mastery experiences), vicarious experiences of observing experiences of others, social feedback and emotional states. This study aims to investigate the perceived self-efficacy of students of State University of Zanzibar (SUZA), Tanzania in their information seeking behaviour. The study also shows that how the mastery experiences, vicarious experiences, social feedback and emotional states influence the student’s information seeking behavior at the State University of Zanzibar.

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