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dc.contributor.authorLaws, Eric L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:33:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:33:16Z
dc.date.issued1990-04-30en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04082009-041433en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31660
dc.description.abstract

The purpose of this study was to assess the impact of instructions on scenic beauty ratings of riverscapes. 128 college student observers viewed and rated 200 slides of riverscapes for overall scenic beauty with a magnitude estimation scaling procedure. There were two groups of observers differing in the instructions each received. One group received biased instructions which emphasized the presence of industry while the other group received neutral instructions. The hypothesis that overall scenic beauty ratings would be lower for the biased instructional group was supported. Also, it was found that the Easy Living scale from the Leisure Activities Blank (McKechnie, 1975) interacting with the effects if the manipulation predicted these ratings.

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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1990.L397.pdfen_US
dc.subjectGeographical perceptionen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1990.L397en_US
dc.titleThe effect of instructions on scenic beauty ratings of riverscapes and the prediction of those ratings by environmental questionairesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPsychologyen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04082009-041433/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-04-08en_US
dc.date.rdate2013-04-11
dc.date.adate2009-04-08en_US


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