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The relationship between digital literacy and heutagogy learning: a pilot study among college students in Indonesia

Endang Fitriyah Mannan (Library Studies, Faculty of Vocational Studies, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Muhammad Rifky Nurpratama (Library Studies, Faculty of Vocational Studies, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Indonesia)
Shamila Mohamed Shuhidan (Faculty of Information Management, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam, Malaysia)
Mohamad Noorman Masrek (Faculty of Information Management, MARA University of Technology, Shah Alam, Malaysia)

Library Management

ISSN: 0143-5124

Article publication date: 2 May 2023

Issue publication date: 28 June 2023

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Abstract

Purpose

This study aims to describe digital literacy (DL) and heutagogy and examine the relationship between the two.

Design/methodology/approach

This study employed a quantitative approach using a survey method. The respondents were students at a college in Indonesia. The respondents were students at a college in Indonesia. Data were collected using a questionnaire distributed to students via a Google form. Furthermore, the data were processed using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS).

Findings

From a demographic profile, the study describes that students choose Google to search for information rather than to the library, the most used gadget is a smartphone, the average access to information is 2–7 h per day and the purpose of information access is to do assignments. The results of the statistical tests show there is a relationship between heutagogy learning and DL.

Research limitations/implications

This study will help policymakers to develop DL in a vocational school.

Originality/value

This research will contribute to the improvement and implementation of heutagogy learning emphasis on a DL case study in Indonesia. This research can assist policymakers in preparing DL skills in heutagogy learning in vocational school. This research will add new literature, methodology and framework on heutagogy learning and DL to library and information management field.

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Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank everyone who participated in the survey and contributed their ideas and thoughts to this research, especially students who volunteered their time to answer the questionnaire. The authors thank the Faculty of Vocational Studies, Universitas Airlangga, Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia and the Faculty of Information Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

Citation

Mannan, E.F., Nurpratama, M.R., Shuhidan, S.M. and Masrek, M.N. (2023), "The relationship between digital literacy and heutagogy learning: a pilot study among college students in Indonesia", Library Management, Vol. 44 No. 3/4, pp. 246-260. https://doi.org/10.1108/LM-06-2022-0062

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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