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ERIC Number: EJ1121951
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0167-8329
The Relationship between Dimensions of Personality and Library Anxiety in Graduate Students
Vernon, Nicola A.; Evans, M. Max; Frissen, Ilja
Education for Information, v32 n4 p397-410 2016
Previous studies indicate that library anxiety is a phenomenon experienced by many university-level students that impedes successful information retrieval, thereby negatively impacting academic performance. This study examines the relationship between library anxiety and personality in graduate students at the master's level. Students from various disciplines in both research and course-based programs were administered the Library Anxiety Scale and the Big Five Inventory. A multiple linear regression was performed to predict library anxiety as a function of the five personality dimensions. The findings showed that Agreeableness and Conscientiousness together explained more than 35% of the variability, while neither Neuroticism nor Extraversion explained any of the variability.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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