عنوان مقاله [English]
Aim: This research aimed at development, assessment and testing of a scale for the measurement of information literacy skills in the students of Payam Noor Universtiy.
Method: Survey method was used in this research and the research population was all the 28530 students enrolled in Hamedan Payam Noor University in the local academic year 1390-9. A sample consisted of 387 students were selected by random cluster sampling method. A scale was devised for the purpose of this research which was named the Scale of Information Literacy Measurement and consisted of 5 components with 30 items. The respondents were to answer the survey on a self-assessment basis.
Results: a test of correlation between the Scale of Information Literacy Measurement and that of Asgharnia (1388) resulted in a Correlation Coefficient of 0.77 which denotes existence of a good relationship. Also, the factor analysis test resulted in formation of 6 factors with a variance of %66.5. The reliability of the scale was tested by Cronbach’s Alpha which resulted in an alpha of 0.94.
Conclusion: All in all, as a result of the survey, it can be concluded that the Scale devised proved to be appropriate for measuring information literacy of the target students within the context of Distance Learning.