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Impingement factors of rural library services on community lifestyle in Malaysia


Omar, Siti Zobidah and Alby, Jeffrey Lawrence D'Silva and Bolong, Jusang (2018) Impingement factors of rural library services on community lifestyle in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities, 26 (them. June). pp. 109-122. ISSN 0128-7702; ESSN: 2231-8534


This study attempts to provide a comprehensive overview of the impingement factors of rural library services on rural community lifestyle in Malaysia. The quantitative method is used in this study and a survey and distributing questionnaire are employed as the main instruments in collecting the data. A total of 400 rural communities that used 16 rural libraries are selected as the respondents using multi-stage cluster sampling. The results of the study show that all the factors studied, namely sources, services, access criteria and interaction have a positive and significant relationship with rural community lifestyle. Further analysis using multiple linear regression confirmed interaction as the factor that most contributed to developing the rural community lifestyle. A number of recommendations are highlighted that can assist the parties concerned in constructing the best strategies to further develop rural library services in Malaysia.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Modern Language and Communication
Institute for Social Science Studies
Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia Press
Notes: Thematic edition: Community, Youth, Entrepreneurship & Human Resource Development
Keywords: Community lifestyle; Information development; Rural development
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2019 07:00
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2019 07:00
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/66262
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