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Type of publication: Article in Clarivate Web of Science (S1);Straipsnis Clarivate Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra (N012);Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Balsevičienė, Birutė;Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark;Dėdelė, Audrius;Uždanavičiūtė, Inga;Andrušaitytė, Sandra;Gražulevičienė, Regina;Šinkariova, Liuda
Title: Impact of residential greenness on preschool children's emotional and behavioral problems
Is part of: International journal of environmental research and public health. Basel, Switzerland : Molecular diversity preservation international (MDPI), 2014, vol. 11, iss. 7
Extent: p. 6757-6770
Date: 2014
Keywords: Children's behavior;Emotional problems;Atstumas iki žaliųjų plotų;Žaluma;Poveikis sveikatai;Motinystės stresas;Vaikų elgesys;Emocijų problemos;Proximity to city parks;Residential greenness;Parenting stress
Abstract: This study investigated the effects of the proximity to city parks and the influence of residential greenness on children's emotional and behavioral problems. This cross-sectional study included 1,468 mothers of children (ages 4 to 6) who were residents of the city of Kaunas, Lithuania. The mothers and their children were enrolled in the FP7 PHENOTYPE project study. The mothers reported on their parenting stress and their children's mental health. Residential greenness was characterized as an average of the satellite-derived normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) in a 300 m buffer around each home address, and the proximity to city parks was defined as the distance from the subject's residence to the nearest park. Linear regression models were used to investigate the association among the residence distances from city parks, greenness and children's mental health problems. Farther residential distance from city parks was associated with worse mental health (except for the emotional problems subscale) in children whose mothers had a lower education level. More residential greenness was associated with worse mental health (more conditional problems and less prosocial behavior) in children whose mothers had a higher education level. These relationships have important implications for the prevention of emotional and behavioral problems in children
Affiliation(s): Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Psichologijos katedra
Gamtos mokslų fakultetas
Aplinkotyros katedra
Appears in Collections:1. Straipsniai / Articles
Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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