Alao, Folorunso, and Saka, Part 4
Profile of Respondents
The respondents' demographics are presented in Tables 1 and 2. From Table 1, it is clear that the undergraduates were the largest users of the library's book collection with the MBBS and B.Sc. (Anatomy) students dominating. In contrast, few graduates and staff used the collection. For obvious reasons, these situations were not surprising. First, the undergraduates constituted the bulk of the population served by the library and, by extension, the largest group of registered readers. More importantly, the undergraduates' book needs might be greater than those of the graduates and staff who might understandably be more interested in periodicals an//or technical reports than books.
In terms of gender (Table 2), more male students used the library book collection than females; possibly due to the fact that the library's registered users were predominantly males.
Table 1: Distribution of respondents by status, programmes, and departments.
|Table 1: Distribution of respondents by status, programmes, and departments.|
|Status||Number of respondents||Percentage of respondents|
|Master of Public Health (MPH)||5||41.67|
|Master of Community Health (M.Com.H)||3||25.00|
Table 2: Distribution of respondents by gender.
|Table 2: Distribution of respondents by gender.|
|Gender||Number of respondents||Percentage of respondents|