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Quality of life and place attachment among people with severe mental illness

Marcheschi, Elizabeth LU ; Laike, Thorbjörn LU ; Brunt, David; Hansson, Lars LU and Johansson, Maria LU (2015) In Journal of Environmental Psychology 41. p.145-154
Abstract
This study investigated the extent to which perceived physical and social-environment qualities of supported housing facilities (SHF) account for variations in the perceived quality of life of people with severe mental illness (SMI). Based on a user-centered approach, people with SMI (N = 72) appraised the environment of their SHF (N = 20). Moreover, it investigated whether place attachment played a role in the relationship established between the environment of SHF and users' quality of life. Perceived physical and social-environment qualities predicted quality of life. Together the two factors accounted for approximately 32% of quality of life variance. Furthermore, attachment to place mediated this relationship. Implications for future... (More)
This study investigated the extent to which perceived physical and social-environment qualities of supported housing facilities (SHF) account for variations in the perceived quality of life of people with severe mental illness (SMI). Based on a user-centered approach, people with SMI (N = 72) appraised the environment of their SHF (N = 20). Moreover, it investigated whether place attachment played a role in the relationship established between the environment of SHF and users' quality of life. Perceived physical and social-environment qualities predicted quality of life. Together the two factors accounted for approximately 32% of quality of life variance. Furthermore, attachment to place mediated this relationship. Implications for future planning of psychologically supportive facilities for this vulnerable group in society are discussed. (Less)
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Supported housing facilities, People with severe mental illness, Indirect environmental effects, Social climate, Place attachment, Quality of life
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Higher Education
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Journal of Environmental Psychology
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41
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145 - 154
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Elsevier
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  • wos:000350088100016
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1522-9610
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10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.12.003
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English
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  author       = {Marcheschi, Elizabeth and Laike, Thorbjörn and Brunt, David and Hansson, Lars and Johansson, Maria},
  issn         = {1522-9610},
  keyword      = {Supported housing facilities,People with severe mental illness,Indirect environmental effects,Social climate,Place attachment,Quality of life},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {145--154},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Journal of Environmental Psychology},
  title        = {Quality of life and place attachment among people with severe mental illness},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2014.12.003},
  volume       = {41},
  year         = {2015},
}