Complimentary Silence-The Use of Territoriality with Manipulated Tables Layout in Libraries
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- Human territoriality, Proxemics, Social psychology, Library, College students, Behavior
The study was an investigation of the effects of nearby groups’ sizes and physical distance to library study area users with a 2x2 Design. 15 UW-Madison students and staffs provided oral responses to 12 ice-breaking questions under 4 different library settings described by descriptive images with background noise. Their encroachment measured with the length of their oral responses. Results revealed that encroachment was significant adversely affected by the interaction effect of groups sizes and physical distance and nearby group size in agreement with previous studies. The study demonstrates it’s possible for libraries without budgets for specific-designed furniture and additional furnish to reduce noising behavior by manipulating tables layout.
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TY - CONF AU - Zhuoran (Weston) Ding PY - 2020 DA - 2020/12/16 TI - Complimentary Silence-The Use of Territoriality with Manipulated Tables Layout in Libraries BT - Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 297 EP - 300 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.511 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.511 ID - Ding2020 ER -