Does Spending Time in a Neighbourhood Park Reduce Stress? A preliminary psychological study

Authors

  • Hazreena Hussein Centre for Sustainable Urban Planning and Real Estate, Faculty of Built Environment, University Malaya, Malaysia
  • Syaidatul Azzreen Ishak Department of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, University Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Wan Mohd Azam Wan Mohd Yunus Research Center for Child Psychiatry, University of Turku, Finland

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2683

Abstract

This study aims to investigate users' thoughts and experiences concerning the stress in a neighbourhood park in Petaling Jaya. A questionnaire survey is distributed to the park users’ to identify their stress level and response to the neighbourhood park’s current condition. The findings involved the relationship between a neighbourhood park and stress survey and stress score with park features. As a recommendation, a comparison between two different case studies in terms of geographic and demographic factors may lead to more findings in future studies in assisting the development of the neighbourhood park and promoting healthy lifestyles in reducing stress.

Keywords: Neighbourhood park; stress; preliminary study 

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA CE-Bs by E-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer-review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2683

Published

2021-03-28

How to Cite

Hussein, H., Ishak, S. A. ., & Wan Mohd Yunus, W. M. A. . (2021). Does Spending Time in a Neighbourhood Park Reduce Stress? A preliminary psychological study . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 173-179. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2683