Library Anxiety: Theory, Research, and Applications (Research Methods in Library and Information Studies)
- Publish Date: 2004-04-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie;Qun. G. Jiao;Sharon L. Bostick
Although the phenomenon of library anxiety and its debilitating effects on library use have been observed for years, it has only recently been studied in a systematic and scientific manner. This is the first in depth look at the origins and subsequent evolution of this fascinating field of study. Beginning with a discussion of the Library Anxiety Scale, the most widely used measure of library anxiety among college and university students, it investigates a number of theoretical models, provides an extensive framework for conducting research at the institutional level, and offers both research-based and proposed strategies for prevention and intervention.