Influence of Temperature and Humidity on the Physiological Indices of Stress in the Obudu Mountain Landscape Environment, Nigeria: Global Perspectives
Stress can be viewed in terms of the contribution of urbanization, lifestyle changes and the
ameliorating potential of nature related environments. This study explored the influence of
temperature and humidity of the mountain landscape environment on the physiological indices of
individuals. 38 respondents formed a single within-group study sample. Measures of Physiological
indices including blood pressure, pulse rate and respiratory rate as well as ambient environment
conditions were carried out both at the urban and mountain landscape environments. Findings imply
that temperature and humidity are aspects of the mountain landscape environment conditions that
combine to influence human physiological wellbeing. Therefore, Individuals confronted with many
sources of stress from daily engagements in urban environments can obtain short term relief in the
mountain landscape environment.
Dr. Henry Ojobo
Department of Architecture, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria.