Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020)

Complimentary Silence-The Use of Territoriality with Manipulated Tables Layout in Libraries

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Zhuoran (Weston) Ding
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Zhuoran (Weston) Ding
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https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.511How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Human territoriality, Proxemics, Social psychology, Library, College students, Behavior
Abstract

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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Volume Title
Proceedings of the 2020 3rd International Conference on Humanities Education and Social Sciences (ICHESS 2020)
Series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
16 December 2020
ISBN
978-94-6239-301-1
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.201214.511How to use a DOI?
Copyright
© 2020, the Authors. Published by Atlantis Press.
Open Access
This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/).

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