Nearby Nature: A Buffer of Life Stress among Rural Children

@inproceedings{Wells2003NearbyNA,
  title={Nearby Nature: A Buffer of Life Stress among Rural Children},
  author={Nancy M. Wells and Gary W. Evans},
  year={2003}
}
  • Nancy M. Wells, Gary W. Evans
  • Published 2003
  • Psychology, Business
  • Identifying mechanisms that buffer children from life's stress and adversity is an important empirical and practical concern. This study focuses on nature as a buffer of life stress among rural children. To examine whether vegetation near the residential environment might buffer or moderate the impact of stressful life events on children's psychological well-being, data were collected from 337 rural children in Grades 3 through 5 (mean age=9.2 years). Dependent variables include a standard… CONTINUE READING

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