Open Access Graduate Research Paper
An observation checklist was used to investigate responses of patrons to intrusion in their personal space. The study was done in a small academic library and a small public library. After the subject was seated an intruder would come in and sit as close to the subject as possible. The responding time was limited to five minutes. The response of the subject was recorded on a detailed checklist. Findings indicated that female subjects make more adjustments than male subjects. In general, adjustments made by subjects were minimal in number and minor in nature.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Division of School Library Studies
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©1994 Ruth A. Hamilton
Hamilton, Ruth A., "Personal Space and Territoriality of Users in an Academic and Public Library" (1994). Graduate Research Papers. 2968.