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Title: Living in grey areas: industrial activity and psychological health
Authors: Marques, S.
Lima, M. L.
Keywords: Industrial activities
Physical contexts
Place perception
Psychological health
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Academic Press/Elsevier
Abstract: The main goal of this paper was to explore the relationship between living in industrial areas and individual's level of psychological health. Using a quasi-experimental design main findings suggest that, regardless of the type of industry that is operating, there was a significant association between living in industrialized areas and decreased levels of well being, optimism and use of active coping strategies. However, results on anxiety and depression were especially high in areas associated with air pollution. Moreover, there was also a significant association between more subjective meanings of place and psychological health. According to a reality-orientation criterion, evidences showed that when individuals live in industrial areas perceptions of their places as industrial are associated with lower depression, anxiety and psychiatric symptoms.
Description: WOS:000296547100006 (Nº de Acesso Web of Science)
“Prémio Científico ISCTE-IUL 2012”
Peer reviewed: Sim
ISSN: 0272-4944
Publisher version: The definitive version is available at:
Appears in Collections:CIS-RI - Artigos em revistas científicas internacionais com arbitragem científica

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