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Analyzing Affective Factors on Students’ Vitality in High Schools

Hamid Reza Azemati, Somayeh Pourbagher, Mahdi Ghaempanah


Architectural spaces together with other educational factors have the significant effects on the student’s learning outcomes. It is important to understand what are the key factors, how they are combined and what a way to influence one’s satisfaction. Factors related to environmental qualities and architecture in educational spaces dramatically has a direct effect on learning and teaching. There are many studies that have been proven the impact of these factors on students' learning. One of the main problems in the nowadays learning environments is low levels of students' vitality and happiness in high schools. The main aim in this study is cognition affective factors on students' vitality. This study will also identify the factors that increase the sense of vitality in educational facilities, delivering practical solutions to enhance the feeling of vitality and subsequently improve the quality of the educational environment through architectural design. In this regard, the factors affecting the vitality in high schools were evaluated in four general factors including:1) Structural factors,2) Environmental factors,3) Psychological factors and4) Social factors. For this purpose, effective factors were extracted by literature review, semi-structured interviews with experts and environmental surveys. This study is based on survey research (Delphi method) and the population of this study consists of professors and experts from the Faculty of Architecture of the National University in Tehran. AHP analysis and Expert Choice 11 software were used for data analysis. According to the findings among all the factors, there are two factors that have the greatest impact on the vitality of educational facilities: social factors and environmental factors.

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