The Restorative Effects of Redesigning the Schoolyard

  title={The Restorative Effects of Redesigning the Schoolyard},
  author={Christina Kelz and Gary W. Evans and Kathrin R{\"o}derer},
  journal={Environment and Behavior},
  pages={119 - 139}
Contact with nature can have numerous beneficial effects for children. As the school is a place where children spend a lot of time, the physical environment of the school has considerable potential to influence children. This study investigated the influence of a redesign (greening) of a schoolyard on pupils’ physiological stress, psychological well-being, and executive functioning. A pre–post, quasi-experimental design with a multimethod approach was applied. One-hundred thirty-three middle… 

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