The data for this study was gathered through a random stratified geographic sample from all residential areas of Provo. The study was based on 84 completed questionnaires which were gathered on the basis of a broad socio-economic cross section. All of the questions were open-ended, and included the drawing of mental maps of residents' images of Provo. The data was analyzed on the basis of respondents' areas of residence, age, length of residence in Provo and religious background.
The purpose of the study was to focus on the visual perception of Provo, Utah, as seen by its residents. The study attempted to discover the general image of the city held by its inhabitants including some of the more distinctive areas and parts of this image, boundaries, feelings toward the central business district and traffic routes.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; Geography
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Murdock, J. Larry, "The Image of Provo, Utah, as Seen Through the Perceptions of its Residents" (1976). All Theses and Dissertations. 4971.
Human ecology, Provo, Utah, Description, travel, Maps