ERIC Number: ED437972
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-18
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I'll Go to the Library Tomorrow: The Role of Procrastination in Library Anxiety.
Jiao, Qun G.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
This study investigated the relationship between academic procrastination and library anxiety at the graduate level. Participants were 135 graduate students enrolled in 3 sections of a required introductory-level educational research course at a Southeastern university. Participants were administered the Library Anxiety Scale (LAS) and the Procrastination Assessment Scale-Students (PASS). Findings revealed that overall academic procrastination was significantly related to the following dimensions of library anxiety: affective barriers, comfort with the library, and mechanical barriers. A canonical correlation analysis revealed that academic procrastination resulting from both fear of failure and task aversiveness was related significantly to barriers with staff, affective barriers, comfort with the library, and knowledge of the library. Implications for library anxiety reduction as a procrastination intervention are discussed. (Contains 44 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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