Sugiyama, T., 2004, Conceptual frameworks: examining the relationship between older people’s quality of life and the environment, in: OPENspace, ‘Open space, people space’, OPENspace, Edinburgh
- Author : Sugiyama, T.
- Year : 2004
- Published in Book : Open space, people space
- Abstract in English : This paper proposes and examines two frameworks that conceptualise the relationship between older people’s Quality of Life (QoL) and the environment. The first model employs physical activity, which involves a person’s functional ability and environmental factors, as a proximal predictor of QoL. The second model postulates that a good Person-Environment (P-E) fit is conducive to better wellbeing. The paper outlines the theoretical backgrounds of each framework, empirical evidence presented in past research and operational definitions of constructs used in the frameworks.
- Comments/Notes : KEYWORDS: elderly people, environment, quality of life, physical activity, person-environment fit. [paper 5 p.]