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Contact with nature and children's mental, emotional, and social health

Maller, Cecily Jane. 2006, Contact with nature and children's mental, emotional, and social health, Ph.D. thesis, School of Psychology, Deakin University.


Title Contact with nature and children's mental, emotional, and social health
Author Maller, Cecily Jane.
Institution Deakin University
School School of Psychology
Faculty Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Sciences
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Child mental health - Australia
Nature - Psychological aspects
Nature study - Study and teaching (Primary) - Psychological aspects
Environmental education - Psychological aspects - Australia
Summary This research investigated the benefits of children's contact with nature as perceived by adult educators. It was found that contact with nature is perceived to: increase self-confidence and self-esteem; provide opportunities to experience mystery, privacy, and sensory engagement; connect children with school; and accommodate different learning styles and abilities.
Notes Degree conferred 2007.
Language eng
Description of original xi, 12-313 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 372.3570994
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027118

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