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Correlational investigation between library environmental anxiety and information seeking anxiety among undergraduate students at Arch Namadisambo Library, Basug

Adamu Mohammed, Isah Modu Yerima, Dahiru Ahmed


The aim of this study is to examine the relationship between the Library Environmental Anxiety (LEA) and the Information Seeking Anxiety (ISA) as well as to ascertain whether demographic variables such as gender and age of the respondents have any effects that contribute towards the Library Environmental Anxiety and the Information Seeking Anxiety. A structured questionnaire was adapted and modified to fit this study for data collection. The findings from Pearman's correlation test analysis showed a statistically significant mean positive and large correlation between those who encounter LEA and those who encounter ISA (n = 224, R= .71, p < .001).The study recommended the teaching of „use of library skills course‟ as the number one priority that reduce these anxieties. It is also recommended that information literacy skills programme needs to be integrated into undergraduate studentscourses so as to be free from these anxieties.

Keywords: Library Environmental Anxiety, Information Seeking Anxiety, Undergraduate Students, Correlational test

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