The emergence of adolescent territories in a large urban leisure environment

Cotterell J.L. (1991) The emergence of adolescent territories in a large urban leisure environment. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 11 1: 25-41. doi:10.1016/S0272-4944(05)80003-9


Author Cotterell J.L.
Title The emergence of adolescent territories in a large urban leisure environment
Journal name Journal of Environmental Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1522-9610
Publication date 1991-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/S0272-4944(05)80003-9
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 25
End page 41
Total pages 17
Subject 1407 Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
2300 Environmental Science
3202 Applied Psychology
3205 Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
Abstract This study explored person-environment fit relationships between age and gender characteristics of adolescents and their usage of leisure places within an unusual leisure environment, World Expo '88, and the extent to which adolescent territories emerged as a result of concentrated usage of some places by adolescents. Data from a survey of 465 young people and from interviews with a subsample of these, revealed distinct concentrations of adolescents in entertainment-related places, and in pavilions which adopted 'dynamic' rather than static displays. Interview data further suggest that the places preferred by adolescent visitors had a distinctive atmosphere associated with fun, excitement and relaxation, and allowed them room for personal expression. This cognition of particular leisure places as having a distinctive personal 'feel' seems to contribute, along with frequent usage, to the development of adolescent territories.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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