Children’s Preferences For School Ground Elements: A Pilot Study

Aziz, Nor Fadzila and Said, Ismail (2012) Children’s Preferences For School Ground Elements: A Pilot Study. In: 6th South East Asian Technical University Consortium Symposium, 6 - 7 March 2012., King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand.

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Abstract

Children’s preferences for natural and man-made elements in the school ground were examined among primary school children at Sekolah Kebangsaan Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru, Malaysia. A set of survey questionnaire were given to 35 respondents (20 boys and 15 girls), aged eleven-year-old, during a pilot study conducted on January 2011. The questionnaire contained 17 items of various school ground elements and 5 types of weather, which the children need to score their preferences. Data gathered from this pilot study were analyzed using Bon&Foxsteps software, a Rasch-based item analysis program. Results of the analysis indicated that children prefer man-made elements over natural elements in their school. However, the result also showed that children desired for the natural elements for their school ground.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:54
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:54
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/231

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