Constructing Indices Representing Physical Attributes for Walking in Urban Neighborhood Area

Sapawi, Roslina and Said, Ismail (2012) Constructing Indices Representing Physical Attributes for Walking in Urban Neighborhood Area. In: ASEAN Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies, 16-18th July 2012, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

Physical attributes for walkable urban neighborhood required summary of indices. The development of indices is based on hierarchy of walking need theory which applies dimensions of accessibility, safety, comfort and pleasurability. The aim of this research is to construct indices of physical attributes by detecting differential item functioning (DIF) base on respondent’s demographic factors and their perceived environment. The findings using the Rasch model has dropped 16 items and maintains 20 items that reliable to gauge the 4 dimensions. This research could be used to obtain indices in a justly manner and become an indicator for walkable urban neighbourhood model.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Walkability, urban neighbourhoods, physical environment attributes, Rasch measurement model
Divisions: Faculty of Built Environment > Landscape Architecture
Depositing User: FAB IR Admin
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2013 05:56
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2013 05:56
URI: http://epublication.fab.utm.my/id/eprint/257

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