TITLE

Spatial and Behavioral Variables That Affect "Emotional Attachment" of Users: A Multi-Dimensional Approach for Private Offices

AUTHOR(S)
Dinç, Pinar
PUB. DATE
April 2007
SOURCE
Gazi University Journal of Science;Apr2007, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p41
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Attachment to workplaces is a new concept for which appropriate assessment approaches are required. The present study proposes a multi-dimensional model for the issue. The model is based on following variables: (i) technical, (ii) functional, (iii) spatial impact, (iv) emotional status of the studying person and (v) attachment. A questionnaire of 43 items was conducted to measure user satisfaction regarding performances. 170 academicians from Gazi University, Faculty of Engineering and Architecture replied. All subjects were full time academicians and owned a private room. Within the framework of the proposed model, firstly correlations between variables were analyzed. Secondly, causality analyses were performed to diagnose the effect of each performance variable on ‘emotional attachment’. Findings diagnosed emotional status as the variable that had the most significant effect on emotional attachment. Spatial impact was the second and functional performance was the third and the last. No significant effect of technical performance was valid. Further analysis re-tested these effects to find out discrepancies in terms of personal factors; (i) age, (ii) status, (iii) department and (iv) gender. Findings identified the personal factors that were and were not in line with the aforementioned effects. The present study underlines the importance of functional and behavioral performances in the assessment of private offices and supports a holistic approach for such environments. In this context, it is not in line with several previous researches that focused on technical issues as a primary concern.
ACCESSION #
25170308

 

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