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Published by Plenum Press in New York .
Written in English


  • Environmental indexes -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Geographical perception -- Addresses, essays, lectures.,
  • Human ecology.

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Statementedited by Kenneth H. Craik and Ervin H. Zube.
SeriesEnvironmental science research ;, v. 9
ContributionsCraik, Kenneth H., Zube, Ervin H.
LC ClassificationsGF23.I53 P47
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 310 p. :
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4883902M
ISBN 100306363097
LC Control Number76013513

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The purpose of this publication is to report on a series of research workshops which examined the place of environmental perception in a comprehensive system of indices for assessing and monitoring trends in environmental quality. The specific objectives of the workshops were to: (1) define the. Get this from a library! Perceiving Environmental Quality: Research and Applications. [Kenneth H Craik; Ervin H Zube] -- The purpose of this publication is to report on a series of research workshops which examined the place of environmental perception in a comprehensive system of indices for assessing and monitoring. Air, Water, and Sonic Environments.- Introduction: The Constructs of Perceived Air, Water, and Sonic Quality.- 10 Planning for Environmental Indices: Observer Appraisals of Air Quality.- 11 The Perception and Valuation of Water Quality: A Review of Research Method and Findings.- 12 Human Evaluations of Environmental Noise.- 13 Discussion. Since the beginning of the environmental movement, an emphasis has been placed on the perception of a new entity: environmental quality. Prior to this movement, perception and perceptual studies focused on elements general to all environments, such as depth, color, texture, mobility, and other universal features.

perceived environmental quality (Craik & Zube, ), including both more ‘‘molecular’’ (such as air or water. quality) and more ‘‘molar’’ (such as a council house or an.   Although some studies have looked at the effect of perceived environment quality on tourism experience (Lee, ; Zhang, Zhang, & Law, ), there is a major lack of empirical research determining the role of perceived environment quality as the antecedent of the TPB components to explain the formation of pro-environmental behaviours. Visitors’ perception of air (OR = ; CI: –) and water quality (OR = ; CI: –) also affected perceived restorativeness; with perceived healthy days more restorative. Warmer temperatures with less space due to sea level rise and poor environmental quality will restrict restorative experiences in recreational facilities.   One of the most contentious counterpoints in environmental policy is the perceived choice between environmental quality and economic growth. To be sure, the environment-economy tradeoff plays out in global environmental debate, as first-world economic growth is often criticized as driving worldwide resource depletion.

3 Imagery in Perception of Environmental Quality A Definition The perceived environment may also be influenced by the negative aspect of deprivation that individuals or groups may have experienced - areas with greenery, spaciousness, or single story housing may be particularly valued. Indicators of Perceived Environmental Quality. Perceived naturalness of the environment was assessed with a single item, 7-point semantic differential scale (1 = natural; 7 = artificial). The item has been used in previous green exercise and restorative environments studies. Total Quality Management: Key Concepts and Case Studies provides the full range of management principles and practices that govern the quality function. The book covers the fundamentals and background needed, as well as industry case studies and comprehensive topic coverage, making it an invaluable reference to both the novice and the more experienced individual.   The term “indoor environmental quality” (IEQ) represents a domain that encompasses diverse sub-domains that affect the human life inside a building. These include indoor air quality (IAQ), lighting, thermal comfort, acoustics, drinking water, ergonomics, electromagnetic radiation, and many related factors [ 1 ], as depicted in Figure 1.