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A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Digital Library Acceptance, & Dependency during Covid-19

Show simple item record Ali, Sana Habes, Mohammed Youssef, Enaam Alodwan, Muhammad 2021-07-11T11:41:45Z 2021-07-11T11:41:45Z 2021-07-11
dc.identifier.issn 2210-142X
dc.description.abstract Despite the immense educational challenges during the Covid-19 outbreak, the role of ICT in education proved highly beneficial. The use of web-based Learning and Digital Library dependency remarkably increased, resulting in sustaining academic activities. The current research examined Digital Library usage and its impacts on students' educational activities and reading habits due to the recent healthcare crisis and closure of standard libraries in Pakistan. The researchers adopted a cross-sectional study design and distributed n= 230 closed-ended questionnaires among the public sector universities' students in the Twin Cities. The data is manipulated, coded, and analyzed through Structural Equation Modelling using IBM AMOS Version 23. Results revealed a robust and significant relationship between Digital Library Acceptance, Dependency, Sustaining Educational Activities, and Improved Reading Habits during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the results explicitly rejected the intervening role of Prior Experience on Digital Library Dependency and Improved Reading Habits. Findings also highlighted the role of Digital Libraries as a fundamental part of the crisis management system. Thus, this investigation recommends more investigations to discuss the other positive aspects of Digital Libraries, especially during emergencies, to cope with the potential educational challenges and barriers. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject Digital Library en_US
dc.subject COVID-19 en_US
dc.subject Education en_US
dc.subject Learning en_US
dc.subject Crisis Management en_US
dc.subject Structural Equation Modelling en_US
dc.subject Reading Habits en_US
dc.title A Cross-Sectional Analysis of Digital Library Acceptance, & Dependency during Covid-19 en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Pakistan en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry Jordan en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.contributor.authorcountry United Arab Emirates en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Allama Iqbal Open University en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Yarmouk University en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation Ajman University en_US
dc.contributor.authoraffiliation AL Ain University en_US
dc.source.title International Journal of Computing and Digital System en_US
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle IJCDS en_US

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