عنوان مقاله [English]
نویسندگان [English]چکیده [English]
This study attempted to identify the factors which affect the use of Shahid Chamran University libraries from its postgraduate students' viewpoints. The study is of descriptive –exploratory type and the method of research is survey. To collect date, a likert-type scale was designed by the researchers.
The target population consisted of 870 postgraduate students among whom a sample of 290 students was randomly selected.
The findings of the study revealed that "direct access to the library collections " with 69.3 %, "interest in reading library materials" with 58.9%, and "correspondence of call numbers on printed or computerized catalog cards to the call numbers of the materials on the shelves" with 56.4% are the most important and top three factors which affect the use of Shahid Chamran University libraries. Using factor analysis method, theses factors were divided into 6 categories as follows:
Group one: environmental factors
Group two: library and librarians
Group three: information sources
Group four: access to other facilities and services
Group five: students' interest and awareness
Group six: quality and variation of library services
Library use/ postgraduate students/ Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz/ library use/factor analysis