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A new model for assessing the impact of environmental psychology, e-learning, learning style and school design on the behavior of elementary students

Xu Zhao (School of Marxism, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China)
Jingyang Wang (School of Marxism, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China)
Mengyu Wang (School of Marxism, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China)
Xuesong Li (School of Marxism, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China)
Xia Gao (Students’ Affairs Division, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, China)
Chunlei Huang (College of Science, Liaoning Shihua University, Fushun, China)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 21 February 2020

Issue publication date: 27 March 2021

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the literature on the treatment of primary pupils and inspecting the role of environmental psychology, e-learning, learning style and school design on the behavior of students in elementary schools.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire was designed to evaluate the components of the model. Experts with significant experiences in the field of students’ behavior revised the surveys. Data were collected from 400 teachers of the elementary schools in Iran. The SMART-PLS 3.2 and SPSS 22 software package were used in the field of questionnaires’ statistical analysis.

Findings

Findings confirmed the suggested model’s validity for elementary students’ behavior assessment. The consequences of this research illustrated the effect of environmental psychology on the behavior of elementary students. In addition, the authors were concluded that intention to e-learning has a significant role in developing the action and behavior of the elementary students. Moreover, the learning style has an affirmative and considerable impact on the behavior of elementary students. Finally, school design has an affirmative and significant effect on the manner of the elementary students.

Practical implications

The consequences of this research have provided some traces about the basic perspectives, which have to be in the center of attention of administrators. For instance, school design and learning style sound to be a decisive mechanism for improving action and learning behavior. In addition, educational leaders may use the findings to evaluate their school facilities and define where developments will have the most significant impact or planners may use the results to assist architects in the design and construction of new educational services.

Originality/value

This study builds a valuable contribution by focusing on pupil environmental psychology, e-learning, learning style and school design in elementary schools by enlightening the connection between them and students’ manner.

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Acknowledgements

High level talent platform construction project of Kunming University of Science and Technology (1411909502).

Citation

Zhao, X., Wang, J., Wang, M., Li, X., Gao, X. and Huang, C. (2021), "A new model for assessing the impact of environmental psychology, e-learning, learning style and school design on the behavior of elementary students", Kybernetes, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 512-527. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-09-2019-0579

Publisher

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Emerald Publishing Limited

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