The International Wayfinding Strategy Scale: evidence for cross-cultural use with a sample from the UK

Wilkie, Stephanie (2008) The International Wayfinding Strategy Scale: evidence for cross-cultural use with a sample from the UK. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 106 (3). pp. 881-882. ISSN 0031-5125

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Abstract

This study suggested Lawton and Kallai’s (2002) International Wayfinding Strategy Scale was
appropriate for use in the UK. Participants at a Northeastern English university (n=148)
completed the scale. Principal components analysis (oblimin rotation) with 2 factors specified
supported the expected structure and indicated the scale could be used to measure wayfinding
strategies across cultures; however, 1 of the 17 original items on the scale was not suitable for
use with a UK sample and 1 item loaded on the opposite factor. The resulting orientation
strategy score was used more by men, but usage of the route strategy scale score did not differ by
gender.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Psychology > Psychology
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Stephanie Wilkie
Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 16:22
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 11:32
URI: http://sure.sunderland.ac.uk/id/eprint/1144

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