Scenic Quality of Highway Landscape Evaluation: A Case Study from China
Explores empirically the formative factors of the scenic quality concerned with highway landscape evaluation. Based on earlier works the formative factors are comprehensively considered and summed up. Then EFA (exploratory factor analyses) and CFA (confirmatory factor analysis) are made by way of 112 questionnaires, which have all been completed and returned to develop a 6-dimensional model to reveal the scenic landscape beauty. Fitting the model by introducing SEM (structural equation modeling) the formative factors are verified including the six scenic quality aspects as follows: vividness, variety, cultural, naturalness, comfort and security.
Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun
H. J. Li and X. N. Zhang, "Scenic Quality of Highway Landscape Evaluation: A Case Study from China", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 2389-2393, 2010