Sudanese library anxiety constructs

Abusin, K.A. and Zainab, A.N. and Karim, N.H.A. (2011) Sudanese library anxiety constructs. Information Development, 27 (3). pp. 161-175. ISSN 0266-6669

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Abstract

Library anxiety is manifested in the form of negative feelings, fear, stress, distress, confusion and has debilitating effects on students' academic performance, which makes it a serious phenomenon for investigation. This study explores library anxiety amongst Sudanese university students and identifies factors that contribute to this phenomenon. The factors were identified using the diary approach collected from 51 third year undergraduate students who were taking the research method course at the Sudan University of Science and Technology for the first time. The analysis of diary entries revealed eight library constructs named Sudanese Library Anxiety Construct (SULAC). The constructs comprises Negative perceptions towards academic library environment, Negative perceptions towards library staff, Affective barriers, Negative perceptions towards peers, Negative perceptions towards library services, Negative perceptions towards library collections, Negative perceptions towards library regulations, and Cognitive barriers. Details of factors underlying each construct are described.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Abusin, K. A. Zainab, A. N. Karim, Noor Harun Abdul
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fera; anxiety; library and information sciences;
Subjects: Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources
Divisions: Faculty of Computer Science & Information Technology > Dept of Library & Information Science Unit
Depositing User: Miss Nur Jannatul Adnin Ahmad Shafawi
Date Deposited: 21 May 2013 02:11
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 13:04
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/6122

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