Journal of Management Information and Decision Sciences (Print ISSN: 1524-7252; Online ISSN: 1532-5806)

Abstract

Discrepancy of Gratification Sought and Gratification Obtained in Use of Print and Electronic Information Resources Based on Gender and Field of Science at University of Sumatera Utara Library, Indonesia

Author(s): Jonner Hasugian, Arif M Nasution, Subhilhar, Iskandar Muda

The use of electronic information resources in several University libraries tend to increase than the use of print ones. Data at the University of Sumatera Utara Library describe different circumstances, that in general the use of electronic information resources are higher than the printed information resources, but specifically for text books, the use of printed textbooks still tend to be higher than the use of e-books. The objective of this study is to investigate discrepancy of gratification sought and gratification obtained of the use of printed and electronics information resources by undergraduate students at the University of Sumatera Utara Library. The method conducted in this study was a survey with data collection via questionnaires. The study sample consisted of 438 students from 47 undergraduate courses level (S1) at the University of Sumatera Utara. Data analysis and hypothesis testing was done using computer application programs for statistics, SPSS version 17 with test multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA) and the Chi-Square test of Pearson. The result of this study clearly shown that, the discrepancy of gratification sought and gratification obtained by students of using various types of information resources of the University of Sumatera Utara Library did not differ significantly by gender, but differed significantly based on field of science.