Attitude to PIM Behaviour of Research Scholars at the University of Kerala
This paper aims to understand the researchers’ attitude towards personal information management (PIM) in University of Kerala, India. A structured questionnaire was designed for the data collection on the basis of objectives of the study. The questionnaire consists of both optional type questions and statements in five point Likert Scale. The study attempts to identify various factors such as faculty, age, gender and qualification of the research scholars in University of Kerala. Majority of the research scholars are from Faculty of Oriental Studies. Respondents in the age group of 26-30 are higher than younger aged researchers. Majority of these researchers have PG as higher qualification. ‘Laptop’ and ‘USB’ are the highly used PIM tools by the researchers. The study shows that, research scholars use PIM tools for managing their personal information. Findings of the study show that majority of the respondents are able to manage their personal digital information and most of the time use it ‘update outdated personal information’. Study reveals that respondents possess skill in managing personal information. Majority of the research scholars agree that they know more about managing their personal information and apply it on research work.