Global Journal of Engineering, Design & Technology
Open Access

ISSN: 2319-7293


Charles Klein

Interior and Environmental Design department, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, USA

  • Research Article   

    Author(s): Ibtihaj S Alsadun*, Kristi S Gaines, Michelle S Pearson, Lee Duemer and Charles Klein

    Over the last 40 years, many environmental design researchers have examined the environment’s impact on people and sought answers to questions on personal feelings with the environment and how people become attached to a place and develop feelings about it. Research in place attachment has primarily focused on the social aspect, leaving a gap in the literature related to concepts of the built environment. The present study seeks to fill this gap by addressing the issue of physical place attachment among specific groups of international graduate students at Texas Tech University, a large public university in West Texas. Previous studies focused on generic and largescale place concepts such as the physical neighborhood ambiance. This study, by contrast, examines how international students from China and India choose and develop an attachment to study spaces around the university. .. View More»

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