THE INTERNATIONAL WAYFINDING STRATEGY SCALE: EVIDENCE FOR CROSS-CULTURAL USE WITH A SAMPLE FROM THE UK1,2

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Abstract

Summary.

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 as expected. The resulting orientation strategy score was used more by men, but the mean route strategy scale scores did not differ by sex.

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