The Ball is in Your Court: Information Literacy Self-efficacy and Information Literacy Competence Relation

  • Ivana Batarelo Kokić
  • Višnja Novosel
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 492)


It is commonly assumed that the self-efficacy is a predictor of the student motivation and learning and therefore could influence self-regulated lifelong learning. Hence, the role of self-efficacy in the formation of information literate person is of special interest for this study. The main objective of this paper is to investigate the relation between the student information literacy self-efficacy and actual information literacy competence, while placing the research study results in the context of the current literature on the information literacy self-efficacy and information literacy competence. The results of the statistical correlation analysis indicate the relationship between results on the information literacy self-efficacy scale and the information literacy competence assessment scale consisting of four content clusters. It was found that information literacy self-efficacy is significantly and positively related to information literacy competence. In addition, the scores on the advanced ILSE are correlated with each of the four information-literacy content clusters.


Information literacy self-efficacy information literacy competence pre-service teachers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ivana Batarelo Kokić
    • 1
  • Višnja Novosel
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of SplitSplitCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences LibraryUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia

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