Environmental human-friendliness as a contextual determinant for quality of life

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School of Engineering | A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2006
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Language
en
Pages
15-22
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Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology, Volume 56, Issue 1
Abstract
The aim of the article is to define some criteria of human-friendly environments and to explain why the concept of environmental human-friendliness (EHF) is important in the analysis and improvement of the quality of people´s lives. EHF is a complex multi-dimensional and multi-level concept that refers to environments or settings which provide support to individuals and different groups so that they can implement their goals or projects, with a potential impact on the subjective well-being. EHF can be described and assessed by an individual criterion (per-son-environment fit) and a group criterion (collective environment fit). A heuristic model of the conditions for EHF is presented that can be applied in the analysis of the context of well-being and in the envisioning phase of the improvement of conditions for the quality of life.
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Environmental human-friendliness, quality of life, person-environment fit, collective environ-ment fit, participatory planning
Citation
Horelli, Liisa. 2006. Environmental human-friendliness as a contextual determinant for quality of life. Revue Européenne de Psychologie Appliquée/European Review of Applied Psychology. Volume 56, Issue 1. 15-22. DOI: 10.1016/j.erap.2005.02.012.