Open Access Graduate Research Paper
School librarians--Public opinion; College students--Attitudes; Role expectation;
This research study was an attempt to answer the question: Do English and social science students; English and school library media specialist students; and social science and school library media specialist students possess similar perceptions of the role of the school library media specialist?
To answer this question, a role norm inventory consisting of seven parts, each representing one of seven role segments was administered. Responses were made on a Likert-type scale by sample groups at the University of Northern Iowa. An analysis of variance was used to determine the significant differences with the .05 level of probability set for the rejection of the hypotheses
Statistically significant differences in perception were found between school library media specialist students and English majors and school media specialist students and social science majors on all seven role segments. Between English and social science students a statistically significant difference was discovered on only one role segment, "participator in extramural activities."
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Library Science
Gerald G. Hodges
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©1979 Edward L. Bailey, Jr.
Bailey, Edward L. Jr., "The role of the school library media specialist as perceived by English and social science teaching majors and library science students at the University of Northern Iowa" (1979). Graduate Research Papers. 1723.