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Reconceptualising the person–environment relationship

Allison E. Smith

in Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Published by Policy Press

Published in print September 2009 | ISBN: 9781847422712
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301448 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.003.0006
Reconceptualising the person–environment relationship

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This chapter explains how the factors present in these types of urban neighbourhoods demonstrate new knowledge in the understanding of the person-environment relationship, for example, that the relationships between personal competences and environmental presses, and individual reports of well-being, are not always unidirectional. Rather, the relationship is complex and might be mediated by lifecourse and/or religion/spirituality. Moreover, temporal factors — the position of time: past, present, and future — also play an intervening role. This chapter also discusses a novel paradigm or rethink of the complexity of the relationship.

Keywords: person-environment relationship; personal competences; environmental presses; well-being; lifecourse; religion; spirituality; time

Chapter.  8687 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Gerontology and Ageing

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