The relationship between physical layout and satisfaction in high-rise student housing Public Deposited

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  • This thesis addresses the research question: How do different physical layouts of high-rise college dormitories affect residents' perceptions of satisfaction and crowding? The purpose of the research was to outline some design strategies that could be used to provide designers with information which can help them to design better high density dormitories. Design variables which impact human spatial behavior were reviewed. Four hypotheses regarding the effects of space layout on crowding and satisfaction were tested. Using analysis of variance for hypothesis testing, the study found that: (1) crowding, and satisfaction with rooms were not significantly affected by variations of space layout inside the rooms, and (2) residents of long-corridor dormitories felt more crowded about their dormitory than residents of short-corridor dormitories, but there was no difference in satisfaction with the dormitories, between long-corridor and short-corridor residents. Additional correlational analysis revealed that personal characteristics had different linkages to satisfaction, crowding, and interpersonal behaviors. Limitations of this research and some suggestions for future dormitory design and research were consequently presented.
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