In: Geografický časopis, vol. 75, no. 1
Year, pages: 2023, 85 - 102
theory of planned behaviour, teenagers, gender, urban greenery, pro-environmental behaviour, city of Banská Bystrica
Document type: článok
Research on adolescentsʼ favourite places has received limited attention and only a small number of studies have focused on the preference for greenery among all urban areas, or considered a nature orientation of individuals in this regard. The aim of this paper is to present an analysis of adolescentsʼ ‘favourite place’ selection in relation to their environmentally responsible behaviour (ERB), gender, and residential location. A total of 272 participants (13 – 16 years of age) completed mapping activities, du-ring which data on favourite places, as well as ERBs were collected. The research was located in the oldest ward of Banská Bystrica (central Slovakia). The measurement of ERB was based on Ajzenʼs theory of planned behaviour. The results showed that ERB has no effect on the choice of parks as favourite places in the town. It means that individuals with higher ERB scores mark parks as their favourite places to a similar extent compared to other urban areas. Yet, the parks themselves were more popular among adolescents with a higher ERB score. Residents of the studied ward had a greater preference for parks than other public space users. The same was observed for girls compared to boys. A closer look at adolescentsʼ behavioural aspects of favourite place selection and motives for labelling green sites requires more in-depth future research.
How to cite:
Rišová, K., Sládeková Madajová, M. 2023. Urban parks as adolescentsʼ favourite places? Analysis of preferences with respect to environmentally responsible behaviour. In Geografický časopis, vol. 75, no.1, pp. 85-102. 0016-7193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/geogrcas.2023.75.1.05
Rišová, K., Sládeková Madajová, M. (2023). Urban parks as adolescentsʼ favourite places? Analysis of preferences with respect to environmentally responsible behaviour. Geografický časopis, 75(1), 85-102. 0016-7193. DOI: https://doi.org/10.31577/geogrcas.2023.75.1.05
Publisher: Geografický ústav SAV, v. v. i.
Published: 31. 3. 2023