University of Sussex
Browse

File(s) not publicly available

Towards an integrative model of place identification: Dimensionality and predictors of intrapersonal level place preferences

journal contribution
posted on 2023-06-07, 18:52 authored by Orestis Droseltis, Vivian VignolesVivian Vignoles
Research on place identity has been hampered by confusion in defining the concept and lacks an integrated account of social and motivational processes underlying people's identification with places. We used multilevel modelling (N = 141) to investigate the dimensionality and predictors of intrapersonal variance in place identification, drawing on psychological and anthropological literatures. Confirmatory factor analysis distinguished three dimensions of place identification (attachment/self-extension, environmental fit, and place-self congruity), and each was predicted by a somewhat different combination of needs and motives (e.g., self-esteem, continuity, distinctiveness, belonging, meaning, security, control, aesthetic pleasure) and social/symbolic links to places (e.g., genealogy, economics, loss, narrative, spiritual significance, special events). Satisfaction of needs and motives partially accounted for effects of social/symbolic links. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

History

Publication status

  • Published

Journal

Journal of Environmental Psychology

ISSN

0272-4944

Issue

1

Volume

30

Page range

23-34

Pages

12.0

Department affiliated with

  • Psychology Publications

Full text available

  • No

Peer reviewed?

  • Yes

Legacy Posted Date

2012-02-06

Usage metrics

    University of Sussex (Publications)

    Categories

    No categories selected

    Exports