Title

Mental Maps of the World: The Case of Singapore Students

Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

11-1994

Abstract

Using mental maps as the basis of discussion, this paper attempts to explore how Singapore students view the world, and conversely, how students from the rest of the world view Singapore, using data collected between 1985 to 1987 from 3,863 university students in 52 countries. The results reveal the factors that influence students' perceptions. The paper argues that progress beyond purely parochial views of the world is imperative if world understanding, and eventually world peace, is to be attained.

Keywords

Mental Maps, Sketch Maps, Perception, Singapore, students

Discipline

Asian Studies | Geography | Human Geography

Research Areas

Humanities

Publication

Journal of Geography

Volume

93

Issue

6

First Page

258

Last Page

263

ISSN

0022-1341

Identifier

10.1080/00221349408979829

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221349408979829