The current research aims explored which personalities experience differences in restorativeness in the Zondervan Library on the Taylor University campus. Through analysis of 302 surveys from Taylor undergraduates, we found that highly agreeable and open individuals typically see environments as more restorative. Individuals who score highly in Agreeableness and Openness see the library as a more restorative environment than those who score lower in these two domains. Agreeableness was the single best predictor of restorativeness on the first floor of the library, while the second floor of the library had two best predictors: Agreeableness and Openness.
Brads, James; Slater, Luke; and McClelland, Laura, "The Effect of the Big Five Personality Traits on the Perceived Restorativeness of Zondervan Library Spaces" (2021). Faculty-Mentored Undergraduate Scholarship. 2.