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Use Behaviour and Personal Distance of the Bench Users in Urban Parks - Focused on Yeouido Park -
Yun, Hee Jeong; Kim, Hyun Ju; Shin, Sang Hyun;
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 Abstract
Personal distance is one of the basic and important concepts in the field of Environmental Psychology in influencing personal space, visible or invisible territoriality and psychological carrying capacity of contemporary urban dwellers. This study aims to analyze the bench users` behaviour and personal distances in urban parks for the first time in Korea, one of the representative landscape spaces in urban areas. For these purposes, this study has adopted a blind observation and pictorial analysis for bench users in Yeouido Park in Seoul. The main results of this study show that the average interpersonal distance between female and male(intimate relationship) is 47.5cm, the distance between female and female is 53.2cm, and the distance between male and male is 70.3cm. These results mostly support the previous western study results, but the interpersonal space and territoriality of Koreans in urban parks may be smaller than that for western societies.
 Keywords
Territoriality;Personal Space;Interpersonal Distance;Intimate Distance;Blind Observation;Pictorial Analysis;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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한국조경학회지, 2016. vol.44. 4, pp.35-44 crossref(new window)
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