A Study on the Impact of Users' Place Attachment on the Value of Public Libraries

공공도서관에 대한 이용자의 장소애착이 장소가치인식에 미치는 영향에 관한 연구

  • 이정호 (서울시정개발연구원 도시정보센터)
  • Received : 2011.10.17
  • Accepted : 2011.11.27
  • Published : 2011.11.30


The purpose of this study is to verify effects between the place attachment and the place value in public libraries; and also to identify whether frequency and purpose of usage, length of residence, and website use play a moderating role in the influential relationship between users' place attachment and the perception of place value for public libraries. Users' place dependence affected the library's value positively(+) due to moderating effect of usage frequency of the library and the users' length of residence. In order to estimate the moderating effect by purpose of use, the groups were divided by purpose of library use and the relationship between place attachment and place value by groups were analyzed. However, website usage bore no effect on users' place attachment or perception of place value to their local library. This study showed that place attachment as an affective indicator on users is very useful variable to explain the value of libraries as a social and cultural place.


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