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Interdisciplinary Center Psychopathology and Emotion Regulation, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen 9700 RB, The Netherlands

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Geoservice, Centre for Information Technology, University of Groningen, Groningen 9747 AJ, The Netherlands





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Abstract This paper explored whether the association between green space and mental health is moderated by age and gender. Questionnaires on psychopathology and quality of life were filled out by 4924 individuals from the general Dutch population and regressed on greenness levels. Green space was associated with better mental health, but only in specific age and gender groups, and only in a 3 km, not a 1 km buffer. The moderating effects of age and gender may be explained by whether or not people have the opportunity to make use of their green living environment. View Full-Text

Keywords: green environment; depression; anxiety; stress; quality of life green environment; depression; anxiety; stress; quality of life





Author: Elisabeth H. Bos 1,* , Leon van der Meulen 2, Marieke Wichers 1 and Bertus F. Jeronimus 1

Source: http://mdpi.com/



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