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Article: A different way to stay in touch with 'Urban Nature': The perceived restorative qualities of botanical gardens

TitleA different way to stay in touch with 'Urban Nature': The perceived restorative qualities of botanical gardens
Authors
KeywordsBotanical garden, perceive
Physical benefits
Psychological benefits
Restorativeness
Subjective well-being
Issue Date2017
Citation
Frontiers in Psychology, 2017, v. 8 How to Cite?
Abstract© 2017 Carrus, Scopelliti, Panno, Lafortezza, Colangelo, Pirchio, Ferrini, Salbitano, Agrimi, Portoghesi, Semenzato and Sanesi. Botanical gardens represent interesting arenas for research in environmental psychology and environment-behavior relations. They can be considered a very particular type of restorative environment and also have a relevant social function for the promotion of a more sustainable lifestyle in current societies. In this paper, we present a study assessing the relationship between the perceived restorativeness, the psychological and physical benefits experienced, and the subjective well-being reported by visitors of botanical gardens in four different cities in Italy (N = 127). As expected, a bootstrapping mediation model supported the idea that perceived restorativeness of botanical gardens significantly predicts visitors' subjective well-being, both directly and indirectly through perceived physical and psychological benefits of the visit. A moderation model also revealed that the relationship between restorativeness and well-being varies across respondents with different socio-demographic characteristics, being stronger for singles as compared to couples with and without children, respectively. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/251222
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dc.contributor.authorCarrus, Giuseppe-
dc.contributor.authorScopelliti, Massimiliano-
dc.contributor.authorPanno, Angelo-
dc.contributor.authorLafortezza, Raffaele-
dc.contributor.authorColangelo, Giuseppe-
dc.contributor.authorPirchio, Sabine-
dc.contributor.authorFerrini, Francesco-
dc.contributor.authorSalbitano, Fabio-
dc.contributor.authorAgrimi, Mariagrazia-
dc.contributor.authorPortoghesi, Luigi-
dc.contributor.authorSemenzato, Paolo-
dc.contributor.authorSanesi, Giovanni-
dc.date.accessioned2018-02-01T01:54:56Z-
dc.date.available2018-02-01T01:54:56Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationFrontiers in Psychology, 2017, v. 8-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/251222-
dc.description.abstract© 2017 Carrus, Scopelliti, Panno, Lafortezza, Colangelo, Pirchio, Ferrini, Salbitano, Agrimi, Portoghesi, Semenzato and Sanesi. Botanical gardens represent interesting arenas for research in environmental psychology and environment-behavior relations. They can be considered a very particular type of restorative environment and also have a relevant social function for the promotion of a more sustainable lifestyle in current societies. In this paper, we present a study assessing the relationship between the perceived restorativeness, the psychological and physical benefits experienced, and the subjective well-being reported by visitors of botanical gardens in four different cities in Italy (N = 127). As expected, a bootstrapping mediation model supported the idea that perceived restorativeness of botanical gardens significantly predicts visitors' subjective well-being, both directly and indirectly through perceived physical and psychological benefits of the visit. A moderation model also revealed that the relationship between restorativeness and well-being varies across respondents with different socio-demographic characteristics, being stronger for singles as compared to couples with and without children, respectively. The theoretical and practical implications of these findings are discussed.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.relation.ispartofFrontiers in Psychology-
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.-
dc.subjectBotanical garden, perceive-
dc.subjectPhysical benefits-
dc.subjectPsychological benefits-
dc.subjectRestorativeness-
dc.subjectSubjective well-being-
dc.titleA different way to stay in touch with 'Urban Nature': The perceived restorative qualities of botanical gardens-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00914-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85020754804-
dc.identifier.volume8-
dc.identifier.spagenull-
dc.identifier.epagenull-
dc.identifier.eissn1664-1078-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000402391500001-

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