Perceived restorative benefits of obudu mountain landscape, Nigeria

Ojobo, H. and Said, I. and Mohamad, S. and Abdullah, A. and Ujang, N. (2015) Perceived restorative benefits of obudu mountain landscape, Nigeria. Jurnal Teknologi, 77 (15). pp. 103-108. ISSN 00127-9696

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Specific natural environments evoke restorative potentials for the amelioration of stress necessary for human wellbeing. However, studies focusing on the evaluation of this phenomenon have covered mainly forests, wilderness and urban landscape features, while mountain landscape features have not been adequately explored. This study examined the perception of individuals regarding the benefits of contact with the features of a mountain landscape environment in relation to human wellbeing. A direct rating scale questionnaire was administered to 200 respondents drawn from a population of lecturers and students. Overall findings suggest that the multi-stimulus Obudu mountain landscape environment possesses the potential to enhance wellbeing through excitement, calmness and stress relief. This finding will inform policy makers and landscape architects in decision-making concerning the development of mountain landscape environments and provision of landscape features for specific environments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:mountain landscape, obudu, perception
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469-476 Landcsape architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:58774
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:04 Dec 2016 12:07
Last Modified:02 Dec 2021 14:33

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