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Sánchez Miranda, M. P., De La Garza González, A., López Ramírez, E. O., & Morales Martínez, G. E. (2012). An environmental preference scale: a proposal to measure the relationships between individuals and their environment. International Journal of Psychological Research, 5(2), 66–76. https://doi.org/10.21500/20112084.738
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The goal of the study was to measure and compare environmental preference on 59 biology students and 75 psychology students from a Mexican public university. Participants were shown 60 images of natural and urban environments, they were required to indicate the degree of relationship experienced with that environment, using a 7-point Likert scale. The results showed an internal consistency of 0.94 and a single-factor structure for the scale factor of nature dimension and three others related to an urban dimension (Entertainment, Pollution and Football Soccer). Moreover, a significant main difference on rating performance was obtained between the Biology and Psychology samples.



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