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Influence of Perceived Neighborhood Walking Environment on Satisfaction for the Elderly

노인의 거주지 주변 보행환경 인식이 만족도에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Young-Eun (Department of Landscape Architecture, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Jung, Sung-Gwan (Department of Landscape Architecture, Kyungpook National University) ;
  • Lee, Woo-Sung (Department of Landscape Architecture, Daegu University,)
  • Received : 2019.09.02
  • Accepted : 2019.09.27
  • Published : 2019.12.31

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of perceived walking environment around neighborhood on satisfaction for old adults in Daegu. The study was conducted using 407 questionnaires were collected through the survey. The walking environment was categorized into accessibility to neighborhood walking facilities and walking environment around path. Regarding perception of walking accessibility, access to 'public transit stops' and to 'medical facilities' was relatively high. For walking environment, 'pavement condition', 'continuity of sidewalk', and 'slope of sidewalk' were rated relatively high. Multiple regression analysis after factor analysis of walking environment variables showed that religious and convenient facilities, park and leisure facilities, and medical and welfare facilities had a significant effect on satisfaction in walking accessibility. For walking environment the convenience for walking, safety for walking, and amenities for walking had a significant effect on satisfaction. The findings from this study can be used for improving the walking environment for old adults.

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 한국연구재단

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