The Attitudes of Housing Occupants to Integral Bird and Bat boxes

Roberts, Sarah (2017) The Attitudes of Housing Occupants to Integral Bird and Bat boxes. Masters thesis, University of Gloucestershire.

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This study aims to explore what home occupants attitudes are to integral bird and bat boxes and why by examining influencing factors. A preliminary investigation took place with housing developers to assess current perceptions, followed by site visits to housing estates where integral boxes were installed. This was to undertake opinion surveys where people were asked to complete 15-20 minute questionnaires conducted as small interviews. Where this could not take place, short surveys were used. Questions included aimed to collect demographic details, assess nature connectivity, individual home preferences and gauge a number of reactions regarding box satisfaction. The aim was to compare these against the latter to predict potential factors influencing their acceptance. A key finding from the study revealed that the significant majority of people thought integral boxes were a good idea and were happy or indifferent to having them in their home. There were no strong correlating factors that predicted whom was more likely to be accepting of boxes, although the least satisfied were people who owned their own home and were unaware of the presence of boxes.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Nest boxes; Urban areas; House occupants' attitudes; House Sparrow (passer domesticus); Common Starling (sturnus vulgaris); Common Swift (apus apus); Bats; UK
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology > QL605 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL737.35 Chiroptera
Q Science > QL Zoology > QL605 Chordates. Vertebrates > QL671-699 Birds
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Education and Science
Depositing User: Susan Turner
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2018 09:29
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2023 08:58

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