Document Type : Articles
1 Assistant Prof., Department of Knowledge & Information Science, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
2 M.A, Knowledge & Information Science, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz,
3 Associate Prof., Department of Education, Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran.
The main objective of the present research was the possibility of predicting library anxiety (LA) concerning students’ emotional intelligence (EI). This study's objective, practical research, data gathering, and research method are descriptive correlational studies. Graduate students of Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University and Tabriz University make up the statistical population of this research. Based on Morgan’s formulae for sample size determination, 298 and 350 students were selected as the study's sample size. Then, the random sampling method was used to prepare the questionnaires, which were distributed and collected. The required information in preparing the questionnaires was taken from Siberia Schering's Emotional Intelligence and the “library anxiety questionnaire.” For examining the research hypotheses, Pearson Correlation Test and stepwise regression were used. Based on the present study's findings, the average emotional intelligence scores of students of Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University and Tabriz University were above-average, i.e. 3.003 and 3.169, respectively. The correlation of the coefficients of emotional intelligence and library anxiety turned out to be -0.38. Also, the multiple regression analysis results showed that 17% of the changes in library anxiety can be predicted or revealed based on students’ emotional intelligence, and that 83% percent of them depend on other reasons. The findings of this research can raise the awareness about the status of students’ emotional intelligence and library anxiety among officials of Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University and Tabriz University and help with future decision-making and planning. https://dorl.net/dor/20.1001.1.20088302.2022.20.1.1.4