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Library Anxiety and library Anxiety Scale in the Digital Library Environment (디지털 도서관에서의 도서관불안과 측정도구 분석)

  • Kwon, Na-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.38 no.2
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    • pp.29-47
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    • 2004
  • As affective barriers to library and information use, library anxiety(Mellon, 1986) has been studied in reference/information services and bibliographic instructions. The paper revisits Mellon's theory of library anxiety and Bostick's(1992) Library Anxiety Scale(LAS) in the digital library environment. In particular, this study attempts to address the inadequacy of the continued applications of LAS in the digital library environment, although the scale has been used unquestionably as the instrument measuring library anxiety. This contention was substantiated by three service trends in digital libraries(i.e., digital reference services, remote access, and transition from bibliographic instructions to information literacy) and by re-analyses of published library anxiety research papers in recent years. This study addresses the need for scale development that could measure anxieties of digital library users. It also suggests Information Literacy Anxiety Scale(ILAS) as a direction for the new scale.

A Study on the Library Anxiety of Public Library Users (지역주민들의 도서관불안에 관한 연구)

  • Kim, Hong-Ryul
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.39 no.4
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    • pp.461-478
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    • 2008
  • This study was investigated and analyze the library anxiety of public library users utilize LAS. The main contents of this study contained the differences of library anxiety in sex, educational background, age categories, the frequency of library visit, the completion of information literacy program and library use instruction. Library anxiety is very differed according to the various factors, especially, the library anxiety of knowledge of library, barriers with staff was high, the average LAS score is 2.61, 2.60. Regard to results of this study, conclusion are suggested the recommendations for a decrease in library anxiety of public library users.

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A Research on Library Anxiety of Foreign Students in Korea: Concentrated on the CAU Library Users (외국인 유학생의 도서관불안에 관한 연구 - C대학도서관 이용자를 중심으로 -)

  • Nam, Young-Joon;Kim, Gyu-Hwan;Choi, Sung-Eun
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.41 no.4
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    • pp.313-332
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    • 2010
  • This study has examined the cause of the library anxiety among foreign students upon visiting college libraries. 131 students were investigated using Library Anxiety Scale (LAS) to analyze the relationship between sex, grade, library use education, frequency of library use, Korean skill and cultural heterogeneity. The result of the LAS showed an average of 2.60 among foreign students, and the anxiety from the "mechanical barrier" was scored the highest. For sex, male students tended to be relatively more anxious than female students on the "accommodation of library" and "knowledge of library." Students who participated in the library use education were less anxious than those who did not, and the more one used library, the less one became anxious. Based on these results, the study proposes the way ahead for resolving library anxiety through library use education and frequency of use.

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Measurement and Analysis of the Library Anxiety among Academic Library Users (대학도서관 이용자의 도서관불안 측정과 분석)

  • Chang, Hye-Rhan;Oh, Eui-Kyung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.23 no.3
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    • pp.205-221
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    • 2006
  • To investigate the present states and analyze the library anxiety among academic library users, A University library users sampled systematically and surveyed. Data collected from 707 students are analyzed and compared with the previous studies. The average LAS score is 2.55 and show differences in sex, grade levels, and major areas of study. Library use instruction reduces anxiety subscale of barriers with staff. Library anxiety is also differed according to the frequency of library visit. Especially, the anxiety subscale of affective barriers is decreased according to the grade level and frequency of library visit. Based on the results, recommendations are suggested to overcome the library anxiety.

A Study on developing Library Anxiety Scale (도서관 불안 척도 개발에 관한 연구 : 국내 대학도서관 이용자를 대상으로)

  • Park, Hyun-Young;Nam, Tae-Woo
    • Proceedings of the Korean Society for Information Management Conference
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    • pp.145-150
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    • 2005
  • 본 연구는 도서관의 정보 서비스 및 이용자 연구 영역인 도서관 이용자의 불안에 대한 측정도구로서, 우리나라 대학도서관 이용자를 대상으로 한 ‘도서관 불안 척도(Library Anxiety Scale: LAS)’를 개발하기 위한 연구이다.

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A Study on the Development of Library Anxiety Scales (도서관불안척도의 개발에 관한 연구)

  • Park Hyun-Young;Nam Tae-Woo
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.40 no.3
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    • pp.99-120
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    • 2006
  • 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.

A Study on the Library Anxiety of Public Library Senior User (공공도서관 시니어 이용자의 도서관불안에 관한 연구)

  • Oh, Sun-Hye;Lee, Sung-Sook
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.23 no.1
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    • pp.257-276
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    • 2012
  • This study measures library anxiety using K-LAS for senior users, who constitute the smallest part of a public library users group. According to the findings, the overall score of library anxiety was 2.95, which was higher than the score of university students and local residents measured in previous studies. It was analyzed that the anxiety score of 'Digital Information' factor was the highest. In addition, it was found that the anxiety score was high in the old age group and the low education level group. Senior users whose intention of visit was to attend a community class and frequency of visit was lower showed higher library anxiety. This study suggests a method to reduce library anxiety of senior users, based on the analysis findings.

Measurement and Analysis of Library Anxiety among Library Handicapped User (장애인 이용자의 도서관불안 측정과 분석 - 공공도서관을 중심으로 -)

  • Jang, Bo-Seong;Kim, Eun-Jeong;Nam, Young-Joon
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.41 no.3
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    • pp.309-327
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    • 2010
  • Regardless of age, ethnic group, status, public library service should be provided equally to everyone. However, people with disabilities have been recognized as a uncomfortable facility for public library. In this study was investigated and analyzed the library anxiety of public library handicapped users utilize K-LAS. As a result, Library anxiety is very differed according to sex, age categories, disability type, the frequency of library visit, purpose of visit, Especially, the factor on library staff and psychological.emotional factor was high.

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A Study on Library Anxiety Measurement and Analysis of Married Immigrant Women: Focused on Public Libraries in Gwangju (결혼이주여성의 도서관 불안 측정과 분석: 광주광역시 공공도서관을 중심으로)

  • Jang, Ye-Sol;Kim, Ji-Hyun
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.33 no.3
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    • pp.195-217
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    • 2016
  • This study investigated the difficulty of married immigrant women in the use of library with LAS (Library Anxiety Scale). The data were collected by LAS survey with 137 married immigrant women in five public libraries in Gwangju from December 2015 to March 2016. As the results, married immigrant women's average anxiety score was 2.91 points which is comparatively higher than the results of previous studies. The statistical analysis of library anxiety scores with personal factors showed statistically significant result in several factors such as Korean skill, spouse's job, purpose of using library, visiting count of library, distance between home and library, and experience from their homeland. Finally this study proposed several suggestions to reduce married immigrant women's anxiety from library.

An Analysis of Relationship Between Self-Cognition Level of Information Literacy and Library Anxiety (정보활용능력 인지 수준과 도서관 불안 간의 관계 분석)

  • Oh, Eui-Kyung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.45 no.4
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    • pp.123-137
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    • 2011
  • The study analyzed the relationship between self-cognition level of information literacy(SCLIL) and library anxiety(LA). SCLIL was 3.72 point, LA was 2.47 point, and these results are similar to previous studies. SCLIL and LA are correlated each other significantly(r=r=-0.493, p<0.05). Higher SCLIL leads to lower LA. Also, the study found the main factors of LA was lack of methods to access information', 'lack of confidence in evaluating the information's relevance.' For those who are going to major in Library and Information Science, it is found that they have less LA and lower SCLIL compared to those who are not willing to major in Library and Information Science, and this shows a tendency to downplay their own abilities, while tending a more positive image of libraries. Based on the results, recommendations were made to use social and psychological standard tests in order to elaborately and diversely reflect individual information user's psychological aspect.