THE IMPACT OF LIBRARY USAGE ON PHYSICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS’ IN THE PROMOTION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE; A CASE STUDY OF PUBLIC AND PRIVATE SECTORS UNIVERSITIES IN PAKISTAN
Objectives of the study: Many aspects of library use play an important role in determining student performance in university fields; therefore, it is important to study and evaluate the impact of library use on physical education students ’on improving educational performance; a case study of public and private universities sectors in Pakistan. Methods and Materials: As a consequence, their impressions may be computed using the quantitative survey analysis paradigm, The total population of the current study was physical education students of public sector universities (Gomal University, D.I Khan & Bahauddin Zakriya University, Multan) and private sector universities (Sarhad University, Peshawar & University of Lahore, Lahore). A total of 400 respondents (100 from each university) were selected from the population on convenient sampling techniques and then a questionnaire was distributed among them to obtain the data. Conclusion and Recommendation: Based on the research findings of this study, a good portion of the students at the Public and Private universities of Pakistan appears to be using the library to some extent and are aware of the benefits offered in their studies and academic efficiency. This study provides evidence of the importance of libraries in student achievement and performance. There are many indicators to measure the effectiveness of library use in student learning and academic achievement. This study suggests that there is a positive impact of the use of the library (borrowing, online resources, library visits) on academic achievement and student performance.