The Impacts of Visual Factors on Resident’s Perception, Emotion and Place Attachment


  • Heng Zhang Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Nguyen Dinh Nam Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan
  • Yu-Chuan Hu Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan City, Taiwan



Community environment, Visual element, Environmental perception, Place attachment


This study aimed to explore the underlying visual factors in a community environment and how the visual factors affect the resident’s perception, emotion, and place attachment. Factor analysis and multiple regression had been employed to clarify this relationship. The factor analysis extracted visual environment into four factors: "architecture", "outdoor furnishing", "indicative symbol," and "healthy environmental element." The regression indicated that environmental perception and place attachment have different predictors. The former had predicted by "outdoor furnishing" and "healthy environmental element" while the latter affected by "architecture" and "indicative symbol". The emotion was only influenced by "outdoor furnishing".

Keywords: Community environment; Visual elements; Environmental perception; Place attachment.

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2020. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license ( Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.



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How to Cite

Zhang, H., Nam , N. D., & Hu, Y.-C. . (2020). The Impacts of Visual Factors on Resident’s Perception, Emotion and Place Attachment. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 5(14), 237–243.