Urban green space and subjective well-being of older people: A systematic literature review

Xu, Tianrong and Nordin, Nikmatul Adha and Mohd Aini, Ainoriza (2022) Urban green space and subjective well-being of older people: A systematic literature review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 19 (21). ISSN 1660-4601, DOI https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192114227.

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A growing number of articles have identified and reported the benefits and importance of urban green spaces for improving human well-being, but there is a significant knowledge gap regarding the impact of urban green spaces on the subjective well-being of older adults. The literature search (August 2015-August 2022) was derived from two major scientific databases, Google Scholar, and Web of Science. As a result, 2558 articles were found, 1527 of which were retrieved from WOS and the rest from Google Scholar. Bibliometric methods and VOSviewer software were used to screen and organize the articles in the relevant fields. Finally, 65 articles met the review criteria. The included studies aim to capture the benefits of various features of urban green spaces in meeting or enhancing the subjective well-being needs of older adults. The results of our review further support the existence of a strong link between older adults' subjective well-being and various features of urban green spaces, providing new insights for future in-depth reexamination and policy development. Furthermore, the relationship between urban green spaces and older adults' subjective well-being depends not only on the urban green spaces themselves but also on the characteristics of the older adult population that uses them.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban green space; Subjective well-being; Older people; Green space characteristics
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Faculty of the Built Environment > Department of Urban & Regional Planning
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2023 07:42
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2023 07:42
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/40765

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