Effects of Design on Motivational Climate and Achievement Goals of Users: Environmental Psychology Research Towards an ultimate Design of Sports Facilities in Egypt
Mariam Abouhadid1, Rania Shafik2

1Mariam Abouhadid*, Assistant Professor of Architecture, Civil Department, Engineering Division, at the National Research Center of Egypt,
2Rania Shafik Assistant Professor of Architecture, Civil Department, Engineering Division, at the National Research Center of Egypt. 

Manuscript received on October 12, 2019. | Revised Manuscript received on 22 October, 2019. | Manuscript published on November 10, 2019. | PP: 2186-2193 | Volume-9 Issue-1, November 2019. | Retrieval Number: A4763119119/2019©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijitee.A4763.119119
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Abstract: Sports facilities design has not been subject to much research and development. It has been made in a specific design with not much analysis. Different types of sports and wellness requires different design. This research aims at setting guidelines for designing sports facilities in Egypt. The research investigates the problem with a survey that was conducted on around 200 respondents from different age groups and fitness levels. The Questionnaire was constructed of 18 items that cover some demographic data and then spatial aspects and their effect on respondents. The respondents had to choose their preferences in terms of emotional comfort and focus, and he setting that keeps them motivated and focused to reach their fitness goals. The results show the different settings that each category of respondents prefer and get motivated in their workout environment depending on their gender, age, fitness level, type of sports, and their workout goals. The research uses social science study methodology to investigate a sample of population to get an overview of the larger population. And the results show how the design of the built environment can affect human performance in sports and affect their mental and psychological health. The results showed that in fact the workout environment affects the users and makes them more committed to achieve their health goals when they are in line with their preferences and make them feel comfortable, secure and welcomed.
Keywords: Environmental Psychology, Sports Facility Design, Human Comfort, Motivational Climate.
Scope of the Article: Environmental Engineering