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Article: Are perceptions of the local environment related to neighbourhood satisfaction and mental health in adults?

TitleAre perceptions of the local environment related to neighbourhood satisfaction and mental health in adults?
Authors
Issue Date2008
PublisherAcademic Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/ypmed
Citation
Preventive Medicine, 2008, v. 47 n. 3, p. 273-278 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: Perceptions of environmental attributes can influence satisfaction with where people live and mental health status. We examined the association between perceived environmental characteristics, neighbourhood satisfaction, and self-rated mental health. Methods: We report cross-sectional data from the Physical Activity in Localities and Community Environments (PLACE) study in Australia (n = 2194). Self-report data included socio-demographics, perceived attributes of the environment, neighbourhood satisfaction (NS) and mental health status. Neighbourhood SES was obtained through census data. Factor analysis was used to identify dimensions of NS. Generalized linear models were used to examine associations between NS and perceived environment characteristics and whether aspects of NS were independently associated with mental health. Results: NS factors identified were safety and walkability, access to destinations, social network, travel network, and traffic and noise. Perceived environmental characteristics of aesthetics and greenery, land use mix - diversity, street connectivity, traffic safety, infrastructure for walking, access to services and barriers to walking were found to be positively associated with these factors. Traffic load and crime were negatively associated. Three NS factors (safety and walkability, social network, and traffic and noise) were independent predictors of mental health. Conclusions: Neighbourhood satisfaction may mediate the association between perceived environmental characteristics and measures of mental health in adults. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/176048
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2015 Impact Factor: 2.893
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.621
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dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Een_US
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_US
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dc.description.abstractBackground: Perceptions of environmental attributes can influence satisfaction with where people live and mental health status. We examined the association between perceived environmental characteristics, neighbourhood satisfaction, and self-rated mental health. Methods: We report cross-sectional data from the Physical Activity in Localities and Community Environments (PLACE) study in Australia (n = 2194). Self-report data included socio-demographics, perceived attributes of the environment, neighbourhood satisfaction (NS) and mental health status. Neighbourhood SES was obtained through census data. Factor analysis was used to identify dimensions of NS. Generalized linear models were used to examine associations between NS and perceived environment characteristics and whether aspects of NS were independently associated with mental health. Results: NS factors identified were safety and walkability, access to destinations, social network, travel network, and traffic and noise. Perceived environmental characteristics of aesthetics and greenery, land use mix - diversity, street connectivity, traffic safety, infrastructure for walking, access to services and barriers to walking were found to be positively associated with these factors. Traffic load and crime were negatively associated. Three NS factors (safety and walkability, social network, and traffic and noise) were independent predictors of mental health. Conclusions: Neighbourhood satisfaction may mediate the association between perceived environmental characteristics and measures of mental health in adults. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.subject.meshAdulten_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAustraliaen_US
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshEnvironment Designen_US
dc.subject.meshEpidemiologic Studiesen_US
dc.subject.meshFacility Design And Constructionen_US
dc.subject.meshFactor Analysis, Statisticalen_US
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_US
dc.subject.meshHealth Statusen_US
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dc.subject.meshMental Healthen_US
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dc.subject.meshPersonal Satisfactionen_US
dc.subject.meshQuestionnairesen_US
dc.subject.meshResidence Characteristicsen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Classen_US
dc.subject.meshSocial Perceptionen_US
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten_US
dc.titleAre perceptions of the local environment related to neighbourhood satisfaction and mental health in adults?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.01.014en_US
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