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Research Paper | Architecture & Planning | Iran | Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016
Factors Affecting Childrens Satisfaction with Open Spaces with the Residential Complexes
Dr. Esmail Zarghami | Engineer. Fateme Sadat Safari
Abstract: This study examines the impact of open spaces of residential complexes in enhancing children's satisfaction. Because on one hand and according to the charts of statistics center, the number of children's society is remarkable and on the other hand, the children of this land are at same time in their cognitive development stage. House for children is like their first link and relationship with physical environment. In the first meeting of the child and this environment, their mental thoughts about the settlement are formed. Therefore, the aim of this study is to review theories and architectural approaches in relation to the open spaces of residential complexes in order to strengthen the role of these spaces in children's satisfaction and extract favorability factors of residential complexes open spaces for children. The present paper is a survey type research. The population investigated in this study consists of the parents of children living in the residential complexes of Shiraz city. To select the subjects, multi-stage cluster sampling method was used. In this regard, of the ten areas of Shiraz city, 3 areas were randomly selected. Then, of each of these areas, one residential complex was selected randomly. Finally, the sample desired was selected at random among the three complexes. In this study, the sample size required consisted of 153 people. Validity of the tool was measured by content validity method. It was recognized that the research tool had a good validity. Also, the reliability value of research too was obtained 0.89 using Cronbach's alpha. The results were investigated in spss software and using correlation and regression tests and determining direct and indirect effects of variables on children's satisfaction. The results obtained indicated that variables including open spaces, security, playability of open spaces, environmental attractions, communing with nature and access and penetrability of open spaces, in order of priority affect children's satisfaction of open spaces of residential complexes.
Keywords: residential complexes, open spaces, children's satisfaction, nature, game, flexibility
Edition: Volume 5 Issue 2, February 2016,
Pages: 922 - 929