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      Relationship Between Affective Tendency, Sex and Library Anxiety Among Undergraduate Students

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            Library anxiety is a type of fear that is associated with library user who becomes uncomfortable when using the library and its facilities. The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between affective tendency, sex and library anxiety amongundergraduate students and it’s implications for counselling using University of Benin ascase study. A correlational research design was used to select a sample size of 200 from apopulation of 1546 registered users using simple random technique. Data was collectedusing the Affective Tendency and Library Anxiety Scale (ATLAS) adapted from Bostick(1992). The reliability was determined at 0.83 Cronbach Alpha. The results indicatedthere is no significant relationship between affective tendency and library anxiety, whilesex differ significantly with library anxiety. Counsellors should engage students onorientation programmes and give out guidelines on how to study and read effectively inthe library.

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            ScienceOpen Preprints
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            1 July 2021
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            [1 ] University of Benin, Nigeria
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PP3OVSI.v1
            55fa9abe-386f-49b1-9b50-9db508e8dcb2

            This work has been published open access under Creative Commons Attribution License CC BY 4.0 , which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Conditions, terms of use and publishing policy can be found at www.scienceopen.com .


            The datasets generated during and/or analysed during the current study are available in the repository: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/352878779_RELATIONSHIP_BETWEEN_AFFECTIVE_TENDENCY_SEX_AND_LIBRARY_ANXIETY_AMONG_UNDERGRADUATE_STUDENTS
            Education,Social & Behavioral Sciences
            Library Anxiety, Affective Tendency, Sex, Undergraduate

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