Outdoor Time, Screen Time, and Connection to Nature: Troubling Trends Among Rural Youth?

@article{Larson2018OutdoorTS,
  title={Outdoor Time, Screen Time, and Connection to Nature: Troubling Trends Among Rural Youth?},
  author={Lincoln R. Larson and Rachel Szczytko and Edmond P. Bowers and Lauren E. Stephens and Kathryn T. Stevenson and Myron F. Floyd},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  year={2018},
  volume={51},
  pages={966 - 991}
}
Evidence suggests that contemporary children are spending less time outdoors than their predecessors. Concurrent reports also highlight the rise of electronic media use in the lives of youth. We explored relationships between self-reported outdoor time, screen time, and connection to nature in a sample of sixth- to eighth-grade students across rural South Carolina (N = 543). We found that most youth spent time outdoors, but they spent more time with electronic media. The outdoor versus screen… 

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