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ERIC Number: EJ1201717
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0300-4430
The Contributions of Familial and Environmental Factors to Children's Connection with Nature and Outdoor Activities
Ahmetoglu, Emine
Early Child Development and Care, v189 n2 p233-243 2019
The purpose of the current study was to examine the associations between child characteristics (i.e. gender, age, enjoying outdoor) and familial characteristics (i.e. parent education and income), and Turkish children's biophilia (innate tendency to connect with nature). In addition, the current study also attempted to examine the association between the biophilia and the parent-reported importance of nature and outdoor. A total of 238 children (129 girls) aged 49 months to 80 months (M= 67.50, SD = 6.83) and parents were recruited for the current study in Turkey. Path analyses showed that parents' importance of children's outdoor and nature connection was significant predictor of children's biophilia. In addition, child biophilia and parent education significantly predicted importance of being in nature. Children's biophilia and importance of nature and outdoor activities differed depending on parent education level, favouring higher education levels. Implications of the study are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey