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Structural Model to Describe Restoration Experience From The Impact of Environmental Qualities and Mediation Effect of Perceived Restorativeness

Version 1 : Received: 24 August 2017 / Approved: 25 August 2017 / Online: 25 August 2017 (07:48:48 CEST)
Version 2 : Received: 29 August 2017 / Approved: 29 August 2017 / Online: 29 August 2017 (07:26:56 CEST)

How to cite: Malekinezhad, F.; Bin Lamit, H. Structural Model to Describe Restoration Experience From The Impact of Environmental Qualities and Mediation Effect of Perceived Restorativeness. Preprints 2017, 2017080085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201708.0085.v2). Malekinezhad, F.; Bin Lamit, H. Structural Model to Describe Restoration Experience From The Impact of Environmental Qualities and Mediation Effect of Perceived Restorativeness. Preprints 2017, 2017080085 (doi: 10.20944/preprints201708.0085.v2).

Abstract

Restoration experience is a positive response against the ever-increasing problem of stress. It is recovery of attentional capacity, clearing random thoughts and feelings of relaxation and calmness. Although there is a body of research on investigating the impact of open green space characteristics on psycho- logical restoration through attention restoration theory and supportive environment theory, there is little knowledge on how the interaction among these characteristics could promote restorative outcomes. To address this problem, using Perceived Sensory Dimension (PSD) for open green space qualities and Perceived Restorativeness (PR) as the property of restorative environment, this study assessed the extent to which the PSD and PR impact on restoration experience. Using 444 screened surveys, a Partial Least Square Structural Equation Model (PLS-SEM) was developed and the validity and reliability of it, was demonstrated. Extensive analysis of the results showed how environmental qualities can promote restoration experience using a sample of university students. These results provide information for landscape architecture and planning researchers to promote the development of open spaces as a resource of psychological restoration and stress relief.

Subject Areas

perceived sensory dimension (PSD); restoration experience; perceived restorativeness; structural equation modeling; mediation effect

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