Relationship among satisfaction with residential environment, stress and subjective health of occupants

Hitomi Tsutsumi, Natsuko Nagasawa, Ryuichi Kato, Yukiko Matsuoka, Yuri Akiyama, Takashi Akimoto, Shin Ichi Tanabe

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Abstract

A questionnaire was conducted on web targeting 1,000 females to clarify the influence of residential environment and satisfaction with it on occupants' stress and health. Female occupants of 76.8% reported that they have been feeling more than 1 kind of stress. Especially the stress due to their residential environment continued for long period. A covariance structural model on the relationship among residential environment, stress and health of occupants was developed. It was shown that 73% of 'health could be explained with 5 factors, 'stress', 'satisfaction level with residential environment', 'relaxation effect', 'total hours of relaxation', 'total score of CASBEE health check list'. The model revealed that total score of CASBEE health check list had positive effect on satisfaction level with residential environment and subjective health, while negative effect on stress. The model indicated that satisfaction level with residential environment had a great impact on the levels of stress and subjective health. It was observed that total hours of relaxation had greater impact on the effects of it for working females, while total score of CASBEE health check list had on satisfaction level with residential environment for housewives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)359-366
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Environmental Engineering (Japan)
Volume78
Issue number686
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013 Apr 1

Keywords

  • Covariance structural analysis
  • Health
  • Satisfaction with residential environment
  • Stress

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Engineering

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