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Secondary school students' perspectives and use of three school grounds of varying size, content and design

Jansson, Märit and Abdulah, Maroa and Eriksson, Andrea (2018). Secondary school students' perspectives and use of three school grounds of varying size, content and design. Urban forestry & urban greening. 30 , 115-123
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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2018.01.015

Abstract

School grounds can have multiple values, and especially sufficient size, green elements, variation, integrated design and participatory development have been described as positive qualities. However, many studies have focused on pre-school and primary school grounds, while less is known about school grounds for adolescents. This study explored how secondary school students experience and use school grounds of varying size, content and design. The study included one class in year 8 (aged 14-15) at each of three schools in southern Sweden. A questionnaire with mainly open questions was distributed, followed by both individual interviews and walking interviews with four students from each class. The results show that school grounds were appreciated, but also that many chose to stay indoors. Large surface area and varied content, with ball courts, greenery, seating and multifunctional equipment, were valued, but a school ground design with integrated and pleasant settings, allowing socialising and activities, particularly support use by secondary school students.

Authors/Creators:Jansson, Märit and Abdulah, Maroa and Eriksson, Andrea
Title:Secondary school students' perspectives and use of three school grounds of varying size, content and design
Series/Journal:Urban forestry & urban greening (1618-8667)
Year of publishing :2018
Volume:30
Page range:115-123
Number of Pages:9
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:1618-8667
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Refereed:Yes
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Accepted version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 4 Agricultural Sciences > 401 Agricultural, Forestry and Fisheries > Landscape Architecture
Keywords:Adolescents, Children's perspectives, Green space, Landscape architecture, Schoolyard, Teenagers
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-95126
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-95126
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1016/j.ufug.2018.01.015
Web of Science (WoS)000430591300014
ID Code:16098
Faculty:LTV - Fakulteten för landskapsarkitektur, trädgårds- och växtproduktionsvetenskap
Department:(LTJ, LTV) > Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management (from 130101)
Deposited By: SLUpub Connector
Deposited On:29 Apr 2019 06:07
Metadata Last Modified:11 Mar 2020 12:29

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