Library anxiety and Internet anxiety among graduate students of a major research university
Abdulaziz Ibraheem Ben Omran, University of Pittsburgh, United States
University of Pittsburgh . Awarded
This study explores the nature of the relationship between library anxiety and Internet anxiety among graduate students of the University of Pittsburgh. It investigated if the selected variables, the year of study, major, grade point average (GPA), number of library instruction sessions attended, gender and age, are correlated with and can predict library anxiety and Internet anxiety among these students. Further, it explored the differences in library anxiety and Internet anxiety levels between American and international students.
The results indicated that library anxiety and Internet anxiety exist among the subjects of this study. However, of the studied variables, age was the only variable that can predict library anxiety. The frequency of Internet use and major were significant in predicting Internet anxiety. Finally, the findings of this study suggested that differences exist between the levels of library anxiety and Internet anxiety of American and international students among some groups.
Ben Omran, A.I. Library anxiety and Internet anxiety among graduate students of a major research university. Ph.D. thesis, University of Pittsburgh.
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