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dc.contributor.authorWeinstein, N
dc.contributor.authorBalmford, A
dc.contributor.authorDehaan, CR
dc.contributor.authorGladwell, V
dc.contributor.authorBradbury, RB
dc.contributor.authorAmano, T
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-07T13:42:18Z
dc.date.available2015-10-07T13:42:18Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationBioScience 2015, 65(12): 1141-1153. doi:10.1093/biosci/biv151
dc.identifier.issn0006-3568
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/251352
dc.description.abstractIndividuals may be losing touch with nature as their contact with it decreases worldwide. While the consequences for people’s personal well-being outcomes are becoming well documented, there is almost no research examining the social correlates of contact with nature. This paper used a large nationally representative sample to link objective (% greenspace) and subjective measurements of contact with nature, community cohesion, and local crime incidence. The perceived quality, views, and amount of time spent in nature were linked to more community cohesion, and in turn the perception of cohesive communities enhances individual well-being outcomes and contributions back to society through higher workplace productivity and environmentally responsible behaviors. Findings also indicated that local nature was linked to lower crime both directly and indirectly through its effects on community cohesion.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was funded in part by the ESRC (project number RES-064-27-0019).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherOxford University Press (OUP)
dc.subjectNature
dc.subjectwell-being
dc.subjectcommunity cohesion
dc.subjectcrime
dc.subjectSDT
dc.titleSeeing Community for the Trees: The Links among Contact with Natural Environments, Community Cohesion, and Crime
dc.title.alternativeNature and Community Cohesion
dc.typeArticle
dc.description.versionThis is the author accepted manuscript. The final version is available from Oxford University Press via http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/biosci/biv151
prism.endingPage1153
prism.publicationDate2015
prism.publicationNameBioScience
prism.startingPage1141
prism.volume65
dc.rioxxterms.funderESRC
dc.rioxxterms.projectidRES-064-27-0019
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1093/biosci/biv151
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2015-12-01
dc.contributor.orcidBalmford, Andrew [0000-0002-0144-3589]
dc.contributor.orcidAmano, Tatsuya [0000-0001-6576-3410]
dc.identifier.eissn1525-3244
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2015-11-19
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2016-12-01


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