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dc.contributor.authorHarvey, Caroline
dc.contributor.authorSheffield, David
dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Miles
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-15T09:24:51Z
dc.date.available2016-12-15T09:24:51Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-10
dc.identifier.citationHarvey, C., Sheffield, D. and Richardson, M. (2016). Children’s well-being and nature connectedness: Exploring the impact of a ‘3-good-things’ writing task on nature connectedness and well-being. Presented to Nature Connections, University of Derby, 9-10 September.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621163
dc.description.abstractThe health benefits of being connected to nature are well documented amongst both adults and children therefore simple interventions that lead to greater connectedness are valuable. The ‘3-good-things’ writing task is a positive psychology intervention which has been shown to increase happiness and decrease depression. Focusing the 3-good-things writing tasks on nature related good things has been found to increase nature connection in a sample of adults and the present research extends this to explore the impact of the intervention on nature connectedness in children. Children (n= 167) aged 9-11 completed measures of nature connection, mindfulness and life satisfaction at three time points, before and after the intervention, and again approximately eight weeks later. The intervention consisted of writing 3 good things about nature that they noticed every day for 5 days, whilst the control group wrote about 3 things they had noticed. Data will be analysed using factorial mixed design analysis. Relationships between the dependent variables will be explored using multiple regression.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://natureconnections.org.uk/en
dc.subjectChildrenen
dc.subjectNature connectionen
dc.subjectWellbeingen
dc.subjectWriting interventionen
dc.titleChildren’s well-being and nature connectedness: Exploring the impact of a ‘3-good-things’ writing task on nature connectedness and well-being.en
dc.typePresentationen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
html.description.abstractThe health benefits of being connected to nature are well documented amongst both adults and children therefore simple interventions that lead to greater connectedness are valuable. The ‘3-good-things’ writing task is a positive psychology intervention which has been shown to increase happiness and decrease depression. Focusing the 3-good-things writing tasks on nature related good things has been found to increase nature connection in a sample of adults and the present research extends this to explore the impact of the intervention on nature connectedness in children. Children (n= 167) aged 9-11 completed measures of nature connection, mindfulness and life satisfaction at three time points, before and after the intervention, and again approximately eight weeks later. The intervention consisted of writing 3 good things about nature that they noticed every day for 5 days, whilst the control group wrote about 3 things they had noticed. Data will be analysed using factorial mixed design analysis. Relationships between the dependent variables will be explored using multiple regression.


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