Information seeking-pattern of Nigerian textile market women and strategies for improvement
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Department of Library & Information Science, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
The study investigated the information seeking-pattern of Nigerian textile market women and strategies for improvement of which the study was an ex-post-facto type and adopted survey "research/design. Disproportional stratified random technique was used to select markets for tl~e study while questionnaire was used to collect data to elicit information from 1556 respondents arid data were analyzed with the aid of frequency counts, percentages, . mean and standard .de~iation_ Findings revealed that majority of textile market women in Nigeria had information needs and these needs were adequately recognised by. them. Also, they often seek information about their businesses and -otner life related issues. Gender bias, culture, lack of adequate skills, attitude and lack of awareness are the major challenges facing textile market women in Nigeria. Adequate training for textile market women and making information relating to their experiences public are largely major strategies that can be used to improve the information seeking behaviour of these women.
Adekanye, E.A, Aramide, K.A, & Adewuyi, O.W. (2015). Information seeking-pattern of Nigerian textile market women and strategies for improvement. Samaru Journal of Information Studies, 15(1&2), 13-23.