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dc.contributor.authorRichardson, Miles
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Anne
dc.contributor.authorHinds, Joe
dc.contributor.authorBragg, Rachel
dc.contributor.authorFido, Dean
dc.contributor.authorPetronzi, Dominic
dc.contributor.authorBarbett, Lea
dc.contributor.authorClitherow, Theodore
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Matthew
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-09T16:02:22Z
dc.date.available2020-01-09T16:02:22Z
dc.date.issued2019-06-12
dc.identifier.citationRichardson, M., Hunt, A., Hinds, J., Bragg, R., Fido, D., Petronzi, D., Barbett, L., Clitherow, T. and White, M., (2019). 'A Measure of Nature Connectedness for Children and Adults: Validation, Performance, and Insights'. Sustainability, 11(12), pp. 1-16. DOI: 10.3390/su11123250en_US
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/su11123250
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/624382
dc.description.abstractWith benefits to both human well-being and pro-nature conservation behaviors, nature connectedness is emerging as an important psychological construct for a sustainable future. The growing research and applied and policy-related interests require a straightforward measure of nature connectedness that is suitable for both children and adult populations. To establish the reliability of the new Nature Connection Index (NCI) three factor analyses were conducted. One was based on a large Monitor of Engagement with the Natural Environment (MENE) dataset for adults (n = 3568) with a replication from data sets collected online (n = 553), and a third used MENE data from children (n = 351). To validate the NCI as a measure for nature connectedness an online comparison study (n = 153) included the NCI alongside other established measures. The results showed that the NCI was a reliable and valid scale that offers a short, simple alternative to other measures of nature connectedness, particularly for populations including both children and adults, measured face to face or online. The utility of the NCI is also supported, with variations associated with various pro-environmental and pro-conservation behaviors observed, and importantly the NCI also revealed changes in nature connectedness across the lifespan.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipN/Aen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMDPI AGen_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/11/12/3250en_US
dc.subjectnature connectedness; pro-nature conservation behaviors; lifespanen_US
dc.titleA measure of nature connectedness for children and adults: Validation, performance, and insightsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.contributor.departmentNatural England, Yorken_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Greenwichen_US
dc.contributor.departmentCare Farming UKen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Exeter Medical Schoolen_US
dc.identifier.journalSustainabilityen_US
dc.source.volume11
dc.source.issue12
dc.source.beginpage3250
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-05-20
refterms.dateFOA2020-01-09T16:02:23Z
dc.author.detailvchi663en_US


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