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Wayfinding with ambiguous instructions in unfamiliar environments
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Computing Science.
2018 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The present study aims to predict which individual factors may influence strategy-choices in wayfinding situations, specifically when participants are faced with ambiguous instructions in unfamiliar environments. Individual differences were measured with self-report forms of the Big Five personality traits and the Santa Barbara sense of direction scale (SBSOD). The study was conducted in a web-based survey format with a n=104 (65 female, and 39 male). A regression analysis concluded that the trait conscientiousness was the only factor that had predictive value in determining choice of strategy. SBSOD had some predictive values towards strategy-choice, but needs further investigation before any general conclusion can be drawn. Future studies should focus on a more goal‑oriented task with more realistic stimulus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2018. , p. 24
Keywords [en]
Wayfinding, ambiguous instructions, individual differences, Big five, Santa Barbara sense of direction
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Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-149860OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-149860DiVA, id: diva2:1228494
Subject / course
Masteruppsats i kognitionsvetenskap
Educational program
Master's Programme in Cognitive Science
Presentation
2018-05-29, 13:15 (English)
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Available from: 2019-05-07 Created: 2018-06-28 Last updated: 2019-05-07Bibliographically approved

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