Berg, A.E. van den, C.A.J. Vlek & J.F. Coeterier, 1998, Group differences in the aesthetic evaluation of nature development plans: a multilevel approach, in: Journal of Environmental Psychology, 18,
- Author : Berg, A.E. van den, C.A.J. Vlek & J.F. Coeterier
- Year : 1998
- Journal/Series : Journal of Environmental Psychology
- Volume Number (CONSECUTIVE: Counting all Volumes of this Journal ever published) : 18
- Pages : 141-157
- Abstract in English : Results of multilevel statistical analysis show differences in beauty ratings of nature development plans as a function of users background. Beauty ratings of residents and visitors were positively related to typical characteristics of nature development plans such as wetness, roughness and non-cultivatedness, while farmers’ ratings were negatively related to these characteristics. In each group beauty ratings were positively related to perceived complexity, coherence, mystery and biodiversity.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: environmental psychology, nature experience, preferences, quality, landscape design, complexity, coherence, mystery. UTILITY: lecturers/teachers, academic research, students of universities of professional education