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Type of publication: research article
Type of publication (PDB): Straipsnis Clarivate Analytics Web of Science / Article in Clarivate Analytics Web of Science (S1)
Field of Science: Ekologija ir aplinkotyra / Ecology and environmental sciences (N012)
Author(s): Berg, van den, Magdalena;Poppel, van Mireille;Kamp, van Irene;Andrušaitytė, Sandra;Balsevičienė, Birutė;Cirach, Marta;Danilevičiutė, Asta;Ellis, Naomi;Hurst, Gemma;Masterson, Daniel;Smith, Graham;Triguero-Mas, Margarita;Uždanavičiūtė, Inga;Wit, de Puck;Mechelen, van Willem;Gidlow, Christopher;Gražulevičienė, Regina;Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J;Kruize, Hanneke;Maas, Jolanda
Title: Visiting green space is associated with mental health and vitality: a cross-sectional study in four european cities
Is part of: Health & Place. Amsterdam: Elsevier B.V., 2016, Vol. 38
Extent: p. 8-15
Date: 2016
Note: The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP&/2007-2013) under Grant agreement no. 282996. Margarita Triguero-Mas is funded by a Grant from the Catalan Government (AGAUR FI-DGR-2013). On behalf of the PHENOTYPE Consortium, all field workers who coordinated and administered the face-to-face interviews and the postal questionnaire, and checked and cleaned the data are gratefully acknowledged
Keywords: Natural environment;Visits to green spaces;Mental health;Vitality;Cross-sectional study
Abstract: Many epidemiological studies have found that people living in environments with more green space report better physical and mental health than those with less green space. However, the association between visits to green space and mental health has seldom been studied. The current study explored the associations between time spent in green spaces by purposeful visits and perceived mental health and vitality in four different European cities, and to what extent gender, age, level of education, attitude towards nature and childhood nature experience moderate these associations. Data was gathered using a questionnaire administered in four European cities (total n=3748). Multilevel analyses showed significant positive associations between time spent visiting green spaces and mental health and vitality in the pooled data, as well as across the four cities. Significant effect modification was found for level of education and childhood nature experience. The findings confirm the hypothesis that more time spent in green space is associated with higher scores on mental health and vitality scales, independent of cultural and climatic contexts
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Psichologijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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