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Aineiston nimi: Wiens, V., Soronen, K., Kyngäs, H. & Pölkki, T. Enhancing Adolescent Girls’ Well-Being in the Arctic—Finding What Motivates Spending Time in Nature
According to previous studies, the natural environment positively influences well-being, including that of adolescent girls. However, knowledge is lacking on what motivates adolescent girls to spend time in nature. A secondary analysis of qualitative data was conducted employing three preexisting sets of interview data that had formed the basis of previously published research reports. A novel perspective on what motivates adolescent girls in the Arctic to spend time in nature was uncovered—a finding that previous articles have not reported.
Aim: The aim was to describe what motivates adolescent girls in the Arctic to spend time in nature.
Methods: The participants were adolescent girls aged 13 to 16 living in the province of Finnish Lapland. The girls wrote about well-being (n = 117) and were interviewed (n = 19) about the meaning of seasonal changes, nature and animals’ influence on well-being. Also, five focus group interviews (n = 17) were held. The materials were analyzed by inductive content analysis.
Results: After the secondary analysis, three generic categories were found: (1) wanting to have pleasant emotions, (2) the possibility of participating in activities and (3) a desire to feel better. The main category of “need to experience positive sensations” was formed.
Conclusion: Based on these results, through personalized guidance and advice, it is possible to strengthen adolescent girls’ willingness to spend time in nature.
Enhancing Adolescent Girls’ Well-Being in the Arctic—Finding What Motivates Spending Time in Nature
Luontoympäristön ja –materiaalien käyttö
Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management, University of Oulu; Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Lapland; Oulu University Hospital