Dimensions of environment perception
Pedersen, D. M. (1978). Dimensions of Environmental Perception. Multivariate Experimental Clinical Research, 3(5), 209-218.
175 Ss were administered a 23 item semantic differential which was used to rate large city, small town, forest, desert, and beach. The ratings of each environment were factor analyzed. The factors obtained were compared across environments to determine common dimensions used to rate the environments. Four common dimensions were obtained: evaluatuve, spiritual, activity, and aesthetic appeal. The factor loadings of the rating scales were then analyzed to determine ideosyncratic applications of the dimensions to particular environments.