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Perception of personal safety in urban recreation sitesAuthor(s): Herbert W. Schroeder; L.M. Anderson
Source: Journal of Leisure Research 16(2):178-194
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: North Central Research Station
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DescriptionPhotograph of 17 urban recreation sites in Chicago and Atlanta were evaluated by college students (n = 68) in Illinois, Georgia, and Michigan, for either perceived security, scenic quality, or both. For most raters, high visibility and developed park features significantly enhanced perceived security. Scenic quality, on the other hand, was enhanced for the majority of evaluators by a high degree of naturalness and vegetation. For both perceived safety and scenic quality, a small minority of raters held preferences quite different from the majority.
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CitationSchroeder, Herbert W.; Anderson, L.M. 1984. Perception of personal safety in urban recreation sites. Journal of Leisure Research 16(2):178-194
KeywordsUrban parks, crime, public safety, scenic quality
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