Information Literate or Not?: A Nationwide Survey Among University Students in the Czech Republic

  • Hana LandováEmail author
  • Jitka Prajsová
  • Ludmila Tichá
Conference paper
Part of the Communications in Computer and Information Science book series (CCIS, volume 676)


The Information Education and Information Literacy Working Group (IVIG) was established in 2000. In 2004 and 2005, IVIG conducted a Pilot Survey on the Level of Information Literacy of University Students. Based on the results as well as experiences from the pilot survey, an extensive survey among students of public universities in the Czech Republic took place in 2015. Questionnaires were submitted by 25,389 students from 17 public universities. Detailed data analysis was performed, using the SPSS software. Crucial factors affecting the level of the information literacy (IL) were: study programme, personal motivation, IL courses attendance and gender. The level of IL with the emphasis on using the academic library and information resources for academic purposes was slightly increased from the average score of 52.48 to 58.16 when comparing the pilot surveys in 2004–2005 and the nationwide survey in 2015.


Information literacy Survey Methodology Questionnaire Czech Republic ALCU IVIG University Student 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hana Landová
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jitka Prajsová
    • 2
  • Ludmila Tichá
    • 3
  1. 1.Czech University of Life SciencesPragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.National Institute of Mental HealthKlecanyCzech Republic
  3. 3.Czech Technical University in PraguePragueCzech Republic

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