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Enhancing Adolescent Girls' Well-Being in the Arctic-Finding What Motivates Spending Time in Nature.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature304699
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 19; 18(4):
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
Feb-19-2021
Author
Varpu Wiens
Kari Soronen
Helvi Kyngäs
Tarja Pölkki
Author Affiliation
Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland.
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 Feb 19; 18(4):
Date
Feb-19-2021
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Abstract
According to previous studies, the natural environment positively influences well-being, including that of adolescent girls. However, knowledge is lacking on what motivates adolescent girls to spend time in nature. A secondary analysis of qualitative data was conducted employing three preexisting sets of interview data that had formed the basis of previously published research reports. A novel perspective on what motivates adolescent girls in the Arctic to spend time in nature was uncovered-a finding that previous articles have not reported.
The aim was to describe what motivates adolescent girls in the Arctic to spend time in nature.
The participants were adolescent girls aged 13 to 16 living in the province of Finnish Lapland. The girls wrote about well-being (n = 117) and were interviewed (n = 19) about the meaning of seasonal changes, nature and animals' influence on well-being. Also, five focus group interviews (n = 17) were held. The materials were analyzed by inductive content analysis.
After the secondary analysis, three generic categories were found: (1) wanting to have pleasant emotions, (2) the possibility of participating in activities and (3) a desire to feel better. The main category of "need to experience positive sensations" was formed.
Based on these results, through personalized guidance and advice, it is possible to strengthen adolescent girls' willingness to spend time in nature.
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Enhancing Adolescent Girls' Well-Being in the Arctic-Finding What Motivates Spending Time in Nature.

https://arctichealth.org/en/permalink/ahliterature311927
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 02 19; 18(4):
Publication Type
Journal Article
Date
02-19-2021
Author
Varpu Wiens
Kari Soronen
Helvi Kyngäs
Tarja Pölkki
Author Affiliation
Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu, 90014 Oulu, Finland.
Source
Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2021 02 19; 18(4):
Date
02-19-2021
Language
English
Publication Type
Journal Article
Keywords
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior
Adolescent health
Animals
Emotions
Environment
Female
Finland
Focus Groups
Humans
Qualitative Research
Abstract
According to previous studies, the natural environment positively influences well-being, including that of adolescent girls. However, knowledge is lacking on what motivates adolescent girls to spend time in nature. A secondary analysis of qualitative data was conducted employing three preexisting sets of interview data that had formed the basis of previously published research reports. A novel perspective on what motivates adolescent girls in the Arctic to spend time in nature was uncovered-a finding that previous articles have not reported.
The aim was to describe what motivates adolescent girls in the Arctic to spend time in nature.
The participants were adolescent girls aged 13 to 16 living in the province of Finnish Lapland. The girls wrote about well-being (n = 117) and were interviewed (n = 19) about the meaning of seasonal changes, nature and animals' influence on well-being. Also, five focus group interviews (n = 17) were held. The materials were analyzed by inductive content analysis.
After the secondary analysis, three generic categories were found: (1) wanting to have pleasant emotions, (2) the possibility of participating in activities and (3) a desire to feel better. The main category of "need to experience positive sensations" was formed.
Based on these results, through personalized guidance and advice, it is possible to strengthen adolescent girls' willingness to spend time in nature.
PubMed ID
33669840 View in PubMed
Less detail