Within the framework of ecological psychology, environments are places, defined as landscapes of affordances, or the array of potential actions that can be executed. The feedback between direct perception-action and use of affordances results in the sense of presence in place. According to previous research, increased presence has been correlated with greater attachment and connectedness with the place as well as beneficial psychological states in a campus setting. However, it is unclear what factors, such as demographics, may influence differences in engagement with campus affordances, and hence, presence among individuals. The aim of the study is to investigate the relationship between campus presence, demographic factors, and social self-concept. Participants completed a survey that assessed their demographics, aspects of self-concept, degree of campus engagement and their sense of presence on campus.
McConnell, Daniel S.
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Sciences
Kerbo, Lydell E. Jr, "People, Places, and Things: The Relationship Between Presence, Demographic Factors, and Self-Concept on a University Campus" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 887.
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