Nature activities and wellbeing in children and young people: a systematic review
Roberts, A., Hinds, J. and Camic, P. 2019. Nature activities and wellbeing in children and young people: a systematic review. Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning. https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2019.1660195
|Authors||Roberts, A., Hinds, J. and Camic, P.|
Research suggests that experience of the natural environment may have a range of beneficial outcomes for children and young people. A systematic review of the peer-reviewed empirical literature focused on research involving direct interaction with nature amongst children and young people and its impact on wellbeing; 14 papers, within the domains of childhood and adolescence, were identified for inclusion in the review. Within these domains, a range of wellbeing outcomes were identified and grouped into thematic areas of self-esteem and confidence, positive and negative affect, stress reduction and restoration, social benefits, and resilience.
Findings related to wellbeing outcomes were synthesised and critiqued, and research and clinical implications discussed.
|Keywords||Nature; wellbeing; resilience; children; young people|
|Journal||Journal of Adventure Education & Outdoor Learning|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||https://doi.org/10.1080/14729679.2019.1660195|
|Online||28 Aug 2019|
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|Deposited||17 Sep 2019|
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