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ERIC Number: EJ985495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-0276-3915
An Exploratory Study of Library Anxiety in Developmental Education Students
Lee, Scott W.
Community & Junior College Libraries, v18 n2 p67-87 2012
This study examined Library Anxiety in a cohort of developmental English students. Levels of anxiety were measured in 191 students using Bostick's Library Anxiety Scale. Thirteen of those students were then interviewed about their use, knowledge and valuation of their campus library. The results of the interviews were compared against the measured anxiety levels. While use of the library had connections to levels of Library Anxiety, library knowledge was primarily affected by the behaviors and attitudes of classroom instructors. Students held high opinions of the library, and librarians; however, this did not result in better use of it or its resources. (Contains 4 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California