UBC Undergraduate Research

Relationship between Time in Green Spaces and Stress Management Ability Chen, Qiyu; Fan, Sciaca; Feng, Ruochen; Li, Zhuoran; Ngo, Darian; Xu, Yuxin


The purpose of this study was to determine the potential benefits of campus green spaces for students' well-being. Previous studies show mental health benefits when doing activities in natural environments, which reduces stress. We are interested in the correlation between the time spent in green space and the ability to manage stress. We conducted a correlation study at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and asked 147 UBC students to fill out a self-report survey, where we obtained 100 valid responses. We hypothesized that students who spend more time in green spaces tend to have a better ability to alleviate stress. Our data were analyzed by using the Pearson r test in JASP. Unfortunately, our results do not provide support for our hypothesis. However, we recommend further research on the possible relationship between time spent in green space and the ability to manage stress. Disclaimer: “UBC SEEDS provides students with the opportunity to share the findings of their studies, as well as their opinions, conclusions and recommendations with the UBC community. The reader should bear in mind that this is a student project/report and is not an official document of UBC. Furthermore readers should bear in mind that these reports may not reflect the current status of activities at UBC. We urge you to contact the research persons mentioned in a report or the SEEDS Coordinator about the current status of the subject matter of a project/report.”

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