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Affordances of cul-de-sac in urban neighborhoods as play spaces for middle childhood children

Othman, Sumaiyah and Said, Ismail (2012) Affordances of cul-de-sac in urban neighborhoods as play spaces for middle childhood children. Social and Behavioral Sciences, 38 . 195–203.

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Official URL: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.03.339

Abstract

This study investigates the affordances of cul-de-sac as play space in Malaysian urban neighbourhood for middle childhood children. Behavioral responses of 82 children experiencing two cul-de-sac in two different residential neighbourhoods were elicited using three methods: semi-structured interviews, observations and survey questionnaire. It is found that cul-de-sac with a monotonous, flat landscape with some vegetation offered less affordances to the children than the one that is a slightly slopping landform with a variety of vegetation. In addition, it is not the aesthetic design of the cul-de-sac but the caregiver's permission and the affordances of sociality that encourage the children to play.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Social, behavioral sciences
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:46567
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:22 Jun 2015 13:56
Last Modified:14 Sep 2017 13:02

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