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dc.contributor.authorCleary, Anne
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Kelly S
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Zoe
dc.contributor.authorRoiko, Anne
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-19T13:01:53Z
dc.date.available2019-06-19T13:01:53Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn0013-9165
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/0013916518811431
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/381257
dc.description.abstractFostering nature connection may promote psychological well-being and enhance proenvironmental attitudes. However, there is limited understanding of what factors influence a person’s nature connection. Using survey responses from 1,000 residents of a large Australian city, we describe the relationship between nature connection and nature experiences at different stages in life, that is, past nature experiences that occurred during childhood, and current, everyday nature experiences. Both past childhood nature experiences and duration of current nature experiences significantly predicted nature connection. The positive relationship between duration of current nature experiences and nature connection was not significantly moderated by past childhood nature experiences. Hence, current nature experiences are associated with high levels of nature connection, even among those lacking childhood nature experiences. This research empirically demonstrates the positive relationship between nature connection and nature experiences, and suggests that it may be equally important to promote nature experiences at any life stage if increasing nature connection is the goal.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSage Publications
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto32
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEnvironment and Behavior
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Geography
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBuilt Environment and Design
dc.subject.fieldofresearchStudies in Human Society
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1604
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode170199
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode12
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode16
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode17
dc.titlePredictors of Nature Connection Among Urban Residents: Assessing the Role of Childhood and Adult Nature Experiences
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.facultyGriffith Health, School of Medicine
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorRoiko, Anne H.
gro.griffith.authorMurray, Zoe K.
gro.griffith.authorCleary, Anne


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