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Students’ media literacy and information literacy in para-medicine, nursing and midwifery faculties of Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences
marjan kamali pour *, mohsen azad, najmeh ashkani, zeinab esmaeil zadeh
BSc Student Student Research Committee, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran
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Abstract
Introduction
: In order to activate his higher education system and dominate a research-based atmosphere over scientific conventions, the present research was conducted with the aim of investigating Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedical students’ information and media literacy in Bandar Abbas University.
Methods: The present applied, heuristic and analytical research was conducted on 306 (From 1200) Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedical students affiliated with Bandar Abbas University of medical sciences. The sampling method was randomized and stratified. A questionnaire developed by the researcher was used to collect the data. It involved three factors: access, evaluation and use. The reliability and validity of the instrument was established by the field specialists. SPSS ver19 was used for statistical data analysis. Descriptive tests as well as Tukey test, ANOVA and T-test were also used.
Findings: the mean media/information literacy was found to be 3.29±1.04 which was above the average. The lowest mean score was and belonged to the Find difficulty of web-based sources. The highest mean score was estimated to be and was that of accomplishing an article submission. Among the factors involved, access showed to have the lowest mean score while evaluation enjoyed the highest score. Income and the sub-group showed to be significantly correlated (p˂ .05).
Conclusion: In the present research, students at Bandar Abbas University of medical sciences showed to have a media/information literacy above the average level which was considered as relatively good. The participants showed to pay adequate attention to high academic achievement and scientific promotion, Efforts to create more creativity and innovation in research and learn new content. Therefore, more attention needs to be paid to factors involved in promoting media/information literacy.
Keywords: information literacy, media literacy, university students
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Type of Study: Applicable | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/04/18 | Accepted: 2017/08/10 | Published: 2017/08/10



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