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Exposure to public natural space as a protective factor for emotional well-being among young people in Canada

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Public Health, April 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)

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blogs
1 blog
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19 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

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Title
Exposure to public natural space as a protective factor for emotional well-being among young people in Canada
Published in
BMC Public Health, April 2013
DOI 10.1186/1471-2458-13-407
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Authors

Quynh Huynh, Wendy Craig, Ian Janssen, William Pickett

Abstract

Positive emotional well-being is fundamentally important to general health status, and is linked to many favorable health outcomes. There is societal interest in understanding determinants of emotional well-being in adolescence, and the natural environment represents one potential determinant. Psychological and experimental research have each shown links between exposure to nature and both stress reduction and attention restoration. Some population studies have suggested positive effects of green space on various indicators of health. However, there are limited large-scale epidemiological studies assessing this relationship, specifically for populations of young people and in the Canadian context. The objective of this study was to examine the relationship between exposure to public natural space and positive emotional well-being among young adolescent Canadians.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Canada 3 <1%
United States 2 <1%
Spain 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
New Zealand 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Korea, Republic of 1 <1%
Philippines 1 <1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 374 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 79 20%
Student > Master 77 20%
Researcher 62 16%
Student > Bachelor 47 12%
Student > Doctoral Student 22 6%
Other 48 12%
Unknown 52 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 73 19%
Psychology 70 18%
Environmental Science 38 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 29 7%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 21 5%
Other 78 20%
Unknown 78 20%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 29 July 2015.
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#664,885
of 14,533,775 outputs
Outputs from BMC Public Health
#700
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Outputs of similar age
#7,349
of 150,544 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Public Health
#1
of 4 outputs
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