A1 Journal article (refereed)
Luonnosta Virtaa -interventio : osallistujien kokemukset ja tunnetilan muutokset
(2020)


Salonen, Kirsi; Hyvönen, Katriina; Korpela, Kalevi; Saranpää, Heta; Nieminen, Jenna; Muotka, Joona (2020). Luonnosta Virtaa -interventio : osallistujien kokemukset ja tunnetilan muutokset
. Psykologia, 55 (1), 25-42.


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All authors or editors: Salonen, Kirsi; Hyvönen, Katriina; Korpela, Kalevi; Saranpää, Heta; Nieminen, Jenna; Muotka, Joona

Journal or series: Psykologia

ISSN: 0355-1067

Publication year: 2020

Volume: 55

Issue number: 1

Pages range: 25-42

Publisher: Suomen psykologinen seura

Publication country: Finland

Publication language: Finnish

Open Access: Publication channel is not openly available


Abstract

The aim of this study was to investigate employees’ experiences and their affects during a nature-based well-being intervention (Flow with Nature intervention), which was developed in this study. The data consisted of Finnish employees divided into three groups: Flow with Nature groups, Independent Nature groups (who experienced nature independently) and the control group. Participants (N = 121) were mostly females (92% female; average age 47 years). Changes in affects during each meeting were compared between the three groups with ANOVA and with hierarchical linear modelling (HLM) during the intervention period (five meetings once a week). The discussions of the participants in the Flow with Nature groups were analyzed with content analysis. The results showed that participating in the nature intervention groups (Flow with Nature and Independent Nature groups) had immediate positive effects on the affects of the participants at each meeting, and the positive effects were stronger at several meetings as compared to participants in the control group. There was no difference between the changes in affects when comparing participants in the Flow with Nature groups and participants in the Independent Nature groups. There was no difference either in the degree of changes in affects across measurements. The result of the content analysis of the group discussions revealed four main categories: comprehensive nature experiences, impacts of nature, specific characteristics of the nature intervention and significance of social experiences. The participants in Flow with Nature groups became more aware of the positive effects of nature and disturbing experiences in nature were reduced or resolved during the intervention.


Keywords: nature; intervention (treatment methods); outdoor exercise in nature; experiences (knowledge); well-being

Free keywords: effects of nature on well-being; nature-based intervention; Flow with Nature intervention; comprehensive nature experience; physical activity in nature


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