WIT Press


UNIVERSITY CAMPUS AND STUDENTS’ EMOTIONS: THE ROLE OF LANDSCAPE

Price

Free (open access)

Volume

249

Pages

11

Page Range

71 - 81

Published

2020

Paper DOI

10.2495/SC200071

Copyright

Author(s)

LAMIS HANI, DINA MAMDOUH NASSAR, ALI BAKR

Abstract

In university campuses, interaction between the campus users and the physical environment takes place, where students are subjected to daily stress and mental fatigue, great concern must be given to university students for fostering a successful learning experience on campus. This research aims to study the effect of landscape elements within the university campus on students’ emotions. This study is divided into two sections; the first is a review of the landscape elements and students’ emotions on campus. The second is an analysis of the effects of landscape elements on students’ emotions. The research conducted a questionnaire; the findings were illustrated in the form of a two-dimensional matrix between landscape elements and students’ emotions. The results of this research have proven that student–landscape interaction on campus often affects students’ emotions positively, however, depending on some emotional and landscape preferences, negative emotions might be experienced while viewing or using landscape elements.

Keywords

landscape, university campus, emotions, learning environment, academic performance