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Ageing in urban neighbourhoodsPlace attachment and social exclusion$
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Allison E. Smith

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9781847422712

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781847422712.001.0001

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Reconceptualising the person–environment relationship

Reconceptualising the person–environment relationship

(p.134) (p.135) Six Reconceptualising the person–environment relationship
Ageing in urban neighbourhoods

Allison E. Smith

Policy Press

This chapter explains how the factors present in these types of urban neighbourhoods demonstrate new knowledge in the understanding of the person-environment relationship, for example, that the relationships between personal competences and environmental presses, and individual reports of well-being, are not always unidirectional. Rather, the relationship is complex and might be mediated by lifecourse and/or religion/spirituality. Moreover, temporal factors — the position of time: past, present, and future — also play an intervening role. This chapter also discusses a novel paradigm or rethink of the complexity of the relationship.

Keywords:   person-environment relationship, personal competences, environmental presses, well-being, lifecourse, religion, spirituality, time

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