“… Research on research”: research attitudes and behaviors of landscape architecture faculty in North America Academic Article uri icon


  • This study examined research attitudes and behaviors of landscape architecture faculty at universities in North America. A questionnaire was mailed to all assistant professors, associate professors and professors listed as faculty in the 1998 Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA) directory. Survey results indicated a clear dichotomy between positive research attitudes and negative research behaviors. This dichotomy was analysed in light of Fishbein and Ajzen's theory of reasoned action in order to provide an explanatory framework. The analysis suggests (1) lack of a positive subjective norm and (2) lack of substantive consequences for research behavior as primary deterrents to positive research behavior among faculty in landscape architecture. Recommendations have been provided for increasing the level of research activity in landscape architecture. © 2001 Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.

author list (cited authors)

  • Milburn, L., Brown, R. D., & Paine, C.

citation count

  • 10

publication date

  • November 2001