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Consensus on landscape preference assessment using on site questionnaires

Marjanne Sevenant UGent and Marc Antrop UGent (2014) JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY.
abstract
Internationally, landscape policy makers increasingly realize that the success of their policy will also depend on the support of landscape users. This trend stimulates the theoretical debate on consensus in landscape preference. In this paper, we investigate how aesthetic preference is related to other landscape rating variables and how consensus is related to the rating means. A questionnaire is conducted among students in geography who rated sixteen landscape vistas on site during three field excursions. It appears that the positive correlation between aesthetic preference and more cognition related ratings is not necessarily linear. Instead, maximum aesthetic preference can occur at moderate values or at more extreme values, depending on the rating variables. The kind of rating also influences consensus. Consensus on aesthetic preference can be explained by some of the other rating variables. Conversely, aesthetic preference can affect consensus on more cognition related variables. Strength, direction and curvilinearity of the correlations depend on the rating variable. The results demonstrate that consensus in landscape evaluation is more complex and the relationship between the rating variables is less straightforward than is generally suggested. This is relevant for landscape policy and planning that pursue consultation and participation of the general public.
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keyword
cognition, landscape perception, in situ-survey, variance-of-preference, aesthetics
journal title
JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
J. Environ. Psychol.
ISSN
0272-4944
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
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A1
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665562
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-665562
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2009-05-26 09:55:10
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2014-10-31 10:41:12
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  abstract     = {Internationally, landscape policy makers increasingly realize that the success of their policy will also depend on the support of landscape users. This trend stimulates the theoretical debate on consensus in landscape preference. In this paper, we investigate how aesthetic preference is related to other landscape rating variables and how consensus is related to the rating means. A questionnaire is conducted among students in geography who rated sixteen landscape vistas on site during three field excursions. It appears that the positive correlation between aesthetic preference and more cognition related ratings is not necessarily linear. Instead, maximum aesthetic preference can occur at moderate values or at more extreme values, depending on the rating variables. The kind of rating also influences consensus. Consensus on aesthetic preference can be explained by some of the other rating variables. Conversely, aesthetic preference can affect consensus on more cognition related variables. Strength, direction and curvilinearity of the correlations depend on the rating variable. The results demonstrate that consensus in landscape evaluation is more complex and the relationship between the rating variables is less straightforward than is generally suggested. This is relevant for landscape policy and planning that pursue consultation and participation of the general public.},
  author       = {Sevenant, Marjanne and Antrop, Marc},
  issn         = {0272-4944},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY},
  keyword      = {cognition,landscape perception,in situ-survey,variance-of-preference,aesthetics},
  language     = {eng},
  title        = {Consensus on landscape preference assessment using on site questionnaires},
  year         = {2014},
}

Chicago
Sevenant, Marjanne, and Marc Antrop. 2014. “Consensus on Landscape Preference Assessment Using on Site Questionnaires.” Journal of Environmental Psychology.
APA
Sevenant, M., & Antrop, M. (2014). Consensus on landscape preference assessment using on site questionnaires. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY.
Vancouver
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Sevenant M, Antrop M. Consensus on landscape preference assessment using on site questionnaires. JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY. 2014;
MLA
Sevenant, Marjanne, and Marc Antrop. “Consensus on Landscape Preference Assessment Using on Site Questionnaires.” JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY (2014): n. pag. Print.