Volume 30, Issue 1 (6-2020)                   IJAUP 2020, 30(1): 20-29 | Back to browse issues page

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Khozaei F, Lesan M, Ayub N, Ul Islam Q. Emotional Evaluation of Homelike Residence Halls Using Self-Assessment Manikins. IJAUP. 2020; 30 (1) :20-29
URL: http://ijaup.iust.ac.ir/article-1-552-en.html
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Students’ residence halls have been studied repeatedly during the last decades from various perspectives (eg satisfaction). However, our knowledge is very limited in terms of students’ emotions towards various residence hall interior and exterior spaces. Besides, very little study exists on the impact of homelike furniture on students’ emotions. The question driving this research is whether the replacement of institutional furniture with home like furniture affects students’ emotional states towards their residence hall? The research follows a mixed, multi-staged methodology. Stage one used structured interviews of students about what might make a residence hall similar to home environments. This second stage evaluates students’ emotions toward their current residence halls (with institutional furniture) and modified images of the same place with homelike furniture. We used SAM to evaluate students’ emotional reactions in terms of valence, arousal, and dominance. The findings of the study suggests that home like residence halls significantly affect students’ positive emotions. The most positive emotions (valence, arousal, and dominance) were reported on kitchenette, corridor, and yard spaces and no significant differences were found on in-room décor.
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Type of Study: Research Paper | Subject: Environmental Design
Received: 2020/04/19 | Accepted: 2020/06/16 | Published: 2020/06/30

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