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Investigating the Crucial Aspects of Developing a Healthy Dormitory based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs—A Case Study of Shenzhen

by 1,2, 2, 1,2,* and 3
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Sino-Australia Joint Research Centre in BIM and Smart Construction, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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Department of Construction Management and Real Estate, College of Civil and Transportation Engineering, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen 518060, China
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School of Management Science and Engineering, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing 100081, China
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(5), 1565; https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051565
Received: 31 December 2019 / Revised: 11 February 2020 / Accepted: 21 February 2020 / Published: 28 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Indoor Air Quality and Health Outcomes in Energy-Efficient Buildings)
In recent years, with the development of green building and the increase of health awareness, the concept of healthy building has been proposed. Recently, studies have been made on developing healthy residential buildings; however, few attentions have been paid to the development of healthy dormitories. To bridge this research gap, this paper aims to investigate the crucial aspects of developing a healthy dormitory. Based on the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, three influencing aspects which include 17 measurement indicators are identified. Questionnaire surveys are subsequently conducted to collect students’ perceptions on the identified indicators. After a structural equation modeling (SEM) analysis, the relationships between the three influencing aspects are analyzed. The research findings show that building performance, bodily sensation, and humanistic environment must be taken into account in the development of a healthy dormitory. In addition, it is revealed that building performance has a significant impact on bodily sensation, while bodily sensation has a significant impact on humanistic environment. However, building performance is found having little impact on humanistic environment. The findings of this study could provide useful information for the construction of healthy dormitories. View Full-Text
Keywords: healthy dormitory; crucial aspect; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; measurement indicator; structural equation modeling healthy dormitory; crucial aspect; Maslow’s hierarchy of needs; measurement indicator; structural equation modeling
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Wu, Z.; Liu, L.; Li, S.; Wang, H. Investigating the Crucial Aspects of Developing a Healthy Dormitory based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs—A Case Study of Shenzhen. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1565. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051565

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Wu Z, Liu L, Li S, Wang H. Investigating the Crucial Aspects of Developing a Healthy Dormitory based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs—A Case Study of Shenzhen. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(5):1565. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051565

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Wu, Zezhou, Lei Liu, Shenghan Li, and Hao Wang. 2020. "Investigating the Crucial Aspects of Developing a Healthy Dormitory based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs—A Case Study of Shenzhen" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 5: 1565. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/ijerph17051565

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