Personal Living Space Cue Inventory (PLSCI)

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Author of Tool: 

Gosling, S. D., Craik, K. H., Martin, N. R., & Pryor, M. R

Key references: 

Gosling, S. D., Craik, K. H., Martin, N. R., & Pryor, M. R. (2005). The Personal Living Space Cue Inventory: An analysis and evaluation. Environment and Behavior, 37, 683-705. 

Primary use / Purpose: 

The PLSCI is designed to help researchers document the contents of Personal Living Spaces (e.g. rooms in dorms or residential centers).

Background: 

Personal living space (PLS) is a concept intended to designate a class of residential environments that holds increasing importance within contemporary urban life (Inions 1999; Naar and Siple 1976). Much more than a bedroom but less than a full-fledged house, a personal living space is typically a room nestling within a larger residential setting while affording primary territory for a designated individual. PLSs are pertinent to several developmental stages of modern lives. PLSs can include an adolescent’s room within the family household, a room within a college dormitory suite, a room within an apartment shared by young adult peers, a room within a boarding house that serves meals, a bed-sit within a single-occupancy hotel, and a room within a residential center for the elderly. The Personal Living Space Cue Inventory (PLSCI), an instrument designed to enable researchers to compile comprehensive inventories of environmental characteristics found in PLSs. 

Psychometrics: 

For psychometric description see: Gosling, S. D., Craik, K. H., Martin, N. R., & Pryor, M. R. (2005). The Personal Living Space Cue Inventory: An analysis and evaluation. Environment and Behavior, 37, 683-705. 

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Files: 

PDF iconPersonal Living Space Cue Inventory

Web link to tool: 

https://homepage.psy.utexas.edu/homepage/faculty/Gosling/reprints/EnvandBehav05Go…

Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 

https://dx.doi.org/10.13072/midss.478

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