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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, Magdalena van den;Poppel, van Mireille;Smith, Graham;Triguero-Mas, Margarita;Andrušaitytė, Sandra;Kamp, van, Irene;Mechelen, van, Willem;Gidlow, Christopher;Gražulevičienė, Regina;Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark;Kruize, Hanneke;Maas, Jolanda
Title: Does time spent on visits to green space mediate the associations between the level of residential greenness and mental health?
Is part of: Urban forestry & urban greening. Netherland : Elsevier, 2017, vol. 25
Extent: p. 94-102
Date: 2017
Keywords: Green space;Mental health;Mediation
Abstract: Objective. The objective of the current study was to explore whether time spent visiting green space near home acts as a mediator in the association between level of residential greenness and perceived mental health. Methods. Questionnaire data and satellite data of residential greenness were gathered in four European cities (total n = 3748): Barcelona (SP), Doetinchem (NL), Kaunas (LT) and Stoke-on-Trent (UK). Results. Mediation analyses showed that time spent visiting green space near home was a weak, but statistically significant, mediator in the pooled data and in the Dutch sample only. Conclusions. The findings provide little support for the hypothesis that purposeful visits are a mediator linking indirectly greenness with mental health. More research is needed to explore other mediators related to different exposure pathways, such as visual exposure, and alternative mechanisms, such as (perceived) safety
Affiliation(s): Aplinkotyros katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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