Uncovering meaningful correlation between student academic performance and library material usage

Rebekah S H WONG*, T. D. Webb

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Academic libraries must demonstrate empirically that library usage does contribute positively to student academic performance and, thereby, to the university's effectiveness. While customary academic library assessment practices may not be sufficient for this purpose, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Library undertook an experimental project, which intended to establish a mathematical correlation between student library material usage and their cumulative grade point average (GPA). Taking 2007 to 2009 graduates as samples, with 8,701 pairs of data, the HKBU Library was able to demonstrate its impact on student learning outcomes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)361-370
Number of pages10
JournalCollege and Research Libraries
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Library and Information Sciences

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