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The Use of Virtual Reality as a Potential Restorative Environment in School During Recess (2020)


Lähtevänoja, A., Holopainen, J., Mattila, O., & Parvinen, P. (2020). The Use of Virtual Reality as a Potential Restorative Environment in School During Recess. In D. A. Alexandrov, A. V. Boukhanovsky, A. V. Chugunov, Y. Kabanov, O. Koltsova, & I. Musabirov (Eds.), Digital Transformation and Global Society : 5th International Conference, DTGS 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17–19, 2020, Revised Selected Papers (pp. 436-446). Springer. Communications in Computer and Information Science, 1242. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65218-0_32


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Lähtevänoja, Antti; Holopainen, Jani; Mattila, Osmo; Parvinen, Petri

Parent publication: Digital Transformation and Global Society : 5th International Conference, DTGS 2020, St. Petersburg, Russia, June 17–19, 2020, Revised Selected Papers

Parent publication editors: Alexandrov, Daniel A.; Boukhanovsky, Alexander V.; Chugunov, Andrei V.; Kabanov, Yury; Koltsova, Olessia; Musabirov, Ilya

Conference:

  • International Conference on Digital Transformation and Global Society

Place and date of conference: St. Petersburg, Russia, 17.-19.6.2020

ISBN: 978-3-030-65217-3

eISBN: 978-3-030-65218-0

Journal or series: Communications in Computer and Information Science

ISSN: 1865-0929

eISSN: 1865-0937

Publication year: 2020

Number in series: 1242

Pages range: 436-446

Number of pages in the book: 506

Publisher: Springer

Place of Publication: Cham

Publication country: Switzerland

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65218-0_32

Publication open access: Not open

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Publication is parallel published (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/77686


Abstract

Previous research has found out that simulated, Virtual Reality (VR)-based forests can bring equal or even higher restorative effects than real forests. In this study, a Virtual Reality (VR)-based forest was created in order to compare whether VR-based forest can possess restorative effects in the context of primary school, and how the possible effects compare to restorative effects of a normal recess or to a situation when there is no recess at all. The effects were measured using Restorative Outcome Scale (ROS) and problem-solving tasks after the intervention. The results showed that VR-based forest had the highest restorative effect. There was a significant difference between VR-forest and no recess-groups, but no statistical difference between VR-forest and normal recess-groups. Future research avenues and implications of virtual forests are discussed.


Keywords: virtual reality; natural environment; forests; breaks (between school lessons); pupils; recovery (return)

Free keywords: virtual reality; virtual forest; restorative outcome scale attention restoration


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Reporting Year: 2021

Preliminary JUFO rating: 1


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