Evaluating the Effects of Architectural Aspects on Student Sociability (Case Study: Tehran University)

Document Type : Applied Article


1 Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Architecture, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Semnan Branch, Islamic Azad University, Semnan, Iran.

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Urban Development, Pardis Branch, Islamic Azad University, Pardis, Iran.


The sociability and quality of behavior settings, according to general psychology data, are the most significant environmental values, measuring which helps to assess the success of environmental and architectural aspects. The present study was aimed at investigating the efficient environmental characteristics for the achievement of sociability in educational space. This issue has been addressed by examining the type and manner of interactions of students at the University of Tehran as well as qualified environmental factors facilitating, or restricting these interactions. In this study, data were collected as a combination of three methods of interview, observation, and questionnaire; with a population of students at the University of Tehran. With regards to statistical investigations, the sample size was 386 taken with a simple random sampling, and the data were analyzed using SPSS22 software. The one-sample t-test was also used for data analysis in order to find a logical relationship between variables. The results have shown that all environmental indicators are of significant importance for students in the formation of social interactions between students.


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