Assessment of Satisfaction and Environmental Preferences of Students

Navid Khaleghimoghaddam


This study seeks to explore the role of university campus quality in art students’ satisfaction. Environmental satisfaction is one of the key criteria by which the extent of university educational quality may be determined. An educational environment of high quality campus conveys a sense of satisfaction with university environment that may be physical, social and symbolic. Satisfaction and dissatisfaction from the art students’ point of view can be used as criteria for the campus planning, design and management to improve participation in environmental interaction and desire to more artistic performance. Data collection of the research was undertaken through a field study using photography, behavior monitoring and a questionnaire filled in by a sample of art students in Tabriz Islamic Art University. Descriptions and analysis of the results shows that the art students’ satisfaction with their university campus environment is at a mid-level.Identity and legibility, access in the campus, sociability, livability, teritoriality & control are of the main physical-psychological factors that may influence students’ environm,ental satisfaction. According to the character of artistic creativity, contact with nature can  have a positive influence on art students’environmental satisfaction. 



Students, satisfaction, behaviour, campus design, environmental preferences

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