Age and Gender Differences in Experience with and Connectedness to Nature Among Children

Authors

  • Nor Diyana Mustapa Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Khalilah Hassan Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Siti Nuratirah Che Mohd Nasir Faculty of Architecture and Ekistics, Universiti Malaysia Kelantan, Malaysia
  • Wenny Arminda

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2707

Keywords:

experiences with nature; connectedness to nature; age; gender

Abstract

This study aims to identify the age and gender differences in children's experiences with nature and their connectedness to nature (CTN). This study employed a quantitative approach and involved 760 children aged 10-11 years old, including urban and rural children in Kedah and Pulau Pinang. Questionnaires were distributed to children at schools. Findings suggest that age and gender do influence the frequency of children having experiences with nature as well as their CTN. The directions for future research are also discussed.

Keywords: experiences with nature; connectedness to nature; age; gender

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 BYNC-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.v6i16.2707

Published

2021-03-27

How to Cite

Mustapa, N. D. ., Hassan, K. ., Che Mohd Nasir, S. N. ., & Arminda, W. . (2021). Age and Gender Differences in Experience with and Connectedness to Nature Among Children. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(16), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6i16.2707