This study focused on the differentials among gender on the usability of e-resources provisions to enhance academic achievementamong Economics Education students? in South East Nigeria. The study adopted an expos-factor research design.Four hundred and ninety seven (492) Economics Education studentswere selected using purposive sampling technique from the study area. Data was collected using Economics Education achievement test (EEAT) and an observational schedule on student?s usability of e-resource materials (OSSUEM)Kuder Richardson 20 (KR-20) was used to establish the reliability coefficient and a reliability index of 0.83 was ascertained. Two research questions and two research hypotheses were formulated to guide the studymean and standard deviation was used to answer the research questions, while independent sample t-test was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance using statistical package for social sciences (SPSS). The findings revealed that, gender have an influence in the extent of Economics Education student?s usability of electronic resource materials and that electronic resources usability factor have an influence on Economics Education students? academic achievement. Based on the findings the study recommended that universities should regularly organize sensitization and training programmes with a theme to capture the female gender on how to effectively utilize electronic library resources and that lecturers should occasionally make referral to the use of electronic materials for conducting assignments and seminar presentations among students? to strengthen student?s familiarity with the use of e-resources.
Gender, Usability, E-resources, Economics Education Students, Academic Achievement, South East Nigeria
Yunisa Abdulrahman Yakubu "GENDER DIFFERENTIALS ON THE USABILITY OF E-RESOURCE PROVISIONS TO ENHANCE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG ECONOMICS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 2 2019 Page 340-350
Yunisa Abdulrahman Yakubu "GENDER DIFFERENTIALS ON THE USABILITY OF E-RESOURCE PROVISIONS TO ENHANCE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AMONG ECONOMICS EDUCATION STUDENTS IN SOUTH EAST, NIGERIA" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(2)