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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 (도서관불안 이론의 고찰)

  • Nam, Tae-Woo;Hwang, Ok-Gyung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for information Management
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    • v.22 no.3
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    • pp.71-84
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    • 2005
  • The study investigated the concept and symptoms of library anxiety, the relationship among the library anxiety, the research anxiety, and the information literacy, and the decrease of library anxiety through the review on literatures on the library anxiety of which the concept was first presented in 1986. The studies on the library anxiety till now had been focusing on the under graduate students and graduate students in America, so the study suggests the necessity of the study on the library anxiety and the development of library anxiety scale for the students' efficient use of the library in Korea.

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 Study on Library Anxiety of Domestic Undergraduate Students (우리나라 대학생들의 도서관불안에 관한 연구)

  • Nam, Tae-Woo;Park, Hyun-Young
    • Journal of Korean Library and Information Science Society
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    • v.37 no.1
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    • pp.151-168
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    • 2006
  • The purpose of the study is to examine the phenomenon of the library anxiety among domestic undergraduate students and suggest the main factors of it. For this purpose, the study compared and analysed the library anxiety scales suggested through the previous studies. And the study also analysed the postscripts on the library use which were submitted by the students. As a result, the study confirmed the presence of the library anxiety among domestic undergraduate students, and suggested total 47 factors of the library anxiety.

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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.

A Study on Traits and Remedy of Library Anxiety among International Users in Academic Library (대학도서관 외국인 이용자의 도서관불안의 특성과 해소방안 연구)

  • Yoo, Jiyoon;Jeong, Dong Youl
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.31 no.1
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    • pp.21-42
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    • 2020
  • This study aimed to analyze library anxiety among international users in various aspects and make suggestions for alleviating library anxiety. Subjects were 'international users using the academic library' not only including international students but also including international professors and researchers to analyze library anxiety in various aspects. S university with most international users was selected for the study, and the surveys were distributed. The questionnaires completed by 369 international users were analyzed. The overall average of library anxiety among international users is 2.96, and 'knowledge of the library' appears to be the greatest source of library anxiety among international users. An analysis revealed that variables including status, nationality, library instruction, the reason for using the library, Korean proficiency, and cultural understanding contributed significantly to the library anxiety level. Based on these findings, recommendations for library service, staffing, environment, and resources were made to help alleviate library anxiety.

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 the Development of Digital Library Anxiety Scale (디지털도서관 불안척도 개발에 관한 연구)

  • Park, Joo-Bum;Jeong, Dong-Youl
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.44 no.4
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    • pp.353-371
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    • 2010
  • Library anxiety has been recognized as one of the representative fields that concerns user's affectivity in library and information study. Considerable library users have been discovered to experience library anxiety according to researches. Although digital libraries are becoming more popular changing drastically from traditional libraries, few studies have addressed the measurement of digital library anxiety(DLA). The purpose of this study is to develop and validate a multidimensional digital library anxiety scale(DLAS) based on previous research in library anxiety and digital libraries. It will become possible to define the construct of DLAS, provide its underlying dimensionalities, and find out how much they explain the construct. Through the exploratory factor analysis, DLAS has been developed with 39 items representing seven distinct factors which were interpreted as affect, resources, know-how, security, language, technology, and task explaining 51.165% of DLA. Also, DLAS' characteristics about demographic variables and use pattern were found through the T-test and ANOVA analysis for each factor.

A Study on the Relationship Between Library Anxiety and Computer Attitude of College Students (대학생들의 도서관 불안과 컴퓨터 태도와의 상관관계 연구)

  • Park, Dukran;Sakong, Bok Hee
    • Journal of the Korean BIBLIA Society for library and Information Science
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.303-322
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    • 2015
  • This study examines the relationship between library anxiety and computer attitude with references to the variations in the college students' gender, grade level, academic majors, frequency of library visits, and the perception towards mobile-phones in order to explore the possible measures for minimizing library anxiety amongst the students. The study results show the computer anxiety and the computer usefulness to be the computer attitudinal factors most closely correlated with the level of library anxiety. Our proposed solution is the development of a user training course and curriculum to lower students' computer anxiety while promoting greater computer usefulness.

A Study on Correlation Analysis between Library Anxiety and Personality Traits (도서관 불안과 성격 유형의 상관관계 분석 연구)

  • Oh, Eui-Kyung
    • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
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    • v.46 no.2
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    • pp.199-217
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    • 2012
  • This study analyzes the correlation between the library anxiety and personality traits. The library anxiety (LAS) and personality traits (the Korean BFI) were measured against 49 freshmen in the university. The library anxiety was average 2.57, 'mechanical barriers' score was the highest(2.91), subsequently was 'affective barriers' 2.72, 'barriers with staff' 2.49, 'knowledge of library' 2.42, and 'comfort with the library' score was the lowest(2.38). The personality traits had the tendency that 'agreeableness'f actor(3.65) is higher than other 4 factors, 'neuroticism'(3.48), 'extraversion'(3.27), 'openness'(2.85), and 'conscientiousness' (3.26). It found that 'comfort with the library' and 'neuroticism' were correlated statistically and the personality traits have an effect on library anxiety. Based on the findings, the following recommendations are made: improving the measurement tool of information anxiety, using other personality traits variables in similar researches, and developing personalized library anxiety resolution programs.