ERIC Number: ED462079
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
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The Relationship between Library Anxiety and Social Interdependence.
Jiao, Qun G.; Onwuegbuzie, Anthony J.
This study examined the relationship between library anxiety and social interdependence. Participants were 115 graduate students from various disciplines who were administered the Library Anxiety Scale (LAS) and the Social Interdependence Scale (SIS). The LAS assesses levels of library anxiety. This instrument has the following five subscales: barriers with staff, affective barriers, comfort with the library, knowledge of the library, and mechanical barriers. The SIS measures individuals' cooperative, competitive, and individualistic perceptions. A canonical correlation analysis revealed that cooperative attitudes were related significantly to barriers with staff, comfort with the library, and knowledge of the library. Individualistic attitudes, affective barriers, and mechanical barriers served as suppressor variables. (Contains 66 references.) (MES)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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