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A Study on Easing Library Anxiety of University Students

  • Journal of the Korean Society for Library and Information Science
  • 2007, 41(1), pp.411-429
  • Publisher : 한국문헌정보학회
  • Research Area : Interdisciplinary Studies > Library and Information Science

Park, Hyun-Young 1 NamTaeWoo 2

1협성대학교
2중앙대학교

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ABSTRACT

This study performed five weeks' education on library use as a regular cultural subject at the target on university students and analyzed the difference in their library anxiety between pre-education and post-education as well as the difference in educational effectiveness based on the frequency of library use. The result intends to present the result for basic materials which are necessary for promoting the education on library use. The object of study selected the university freshmen, located in Gyeonggi-do, taking a lessen of cultural essential subjects. The education contents on library use were the understanding of library organization and function, the structure of library materials, the kind and use of academic information, the citation of materials, the description of bibliography, and the copyright in a library. The study methods applied in the study, were literature researches and two-times' questionnaire surveys in the first week of the education and the last week of that. Total 92 materials were applied for this study. This study performed paired t-test and independent t-test. As a result, four factors of six ones on library anxiety were selected in the verification of hypotheses after performing an education on university students' library use. In addition, the difference in education effectiveness based on university students' library use frequency was excluded in the course of hypothesis verification on six factors of library anxiety.

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