A Study on the Development of Library Anxiety Scales

도서관불안척도의 개발에 관한 연구

  • 박현영 (협성대학교 학술정보관 운영과) ;
  • 남태우 (중앙대학교 문헌정보학과)
  • Published : 2006.09.01


This study is conformed to having library anxiety of our domestic university library users. and. to developing the Korean Library Anxiety Scales(K-LAS). The research methods is literature research. library use Postscript report analysis. and questionnaire survey. The research subjects were selected to be 4 universities in consideration of their student number and library scale. The research period was from September 3, 2005 to March 23. 2006. The questionnaire survey was administered in the liberal arts courses which all the students could take. The development method of the Library Anxiety Scale are the content validity test by expert group. reliability test and validity test of SPSS Program. Also. the correlation between library variables and library anxiety was tested by using K-LAS. The results of this study developed the K-LAS. which was composed of 6 factors and 40 items. 6 factors were set up as physical environmental factor, library use and knowledge factor, task and research factor. digital information factor, and the factor on library staff. and Psychological ? emotional factor. According to the Post-test results of the correlation between library anxiety and variables. 5 factors except the factor on library staff were correlated with more than 2 variables respectively.


Library Anxiety;K-LAS


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