Gender variations in wellbeing indicators between urban and mountain landscape environments

Said, Ismail and Mohamad, Sapura and Ojobo, Henry (2015) Gender variations in wellbeing indicators between urban and mountain landscape environments. Environment And Natural Resources Research, 5 (4). pp. 63-71. ISSN 1927-0488

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/enrr.v5n4p63

Abstract

The issue of variations in physiological indicators of wellbeing based on gender serves as incentive for natural landscape environment interactions. This study examined gender variations in blood pressure, pulse rate and respiratory rate between contact with low-altitude urban (pretest) and mountain landscape environments (posttest). To attain the goal of this study, 38 respondents (16 males, 22 females) participated in the seven-day experimental study. Pretest and posttest measures of blood pressure, pulse rate and respiratory rate were elicited from both male and female respondents at the urban environment within the first three days and at the mountain landscape environment the following three days. Results show that both male and female systolic blood pressure increased at the mountain landscape environment while their diastolic blood pressure reduced marginally. There was no difference in gender response in terms of pulse rate. Conversely, male respondents experienced reduction of respiratory rate at the mountain landscape environment while female respondents experienced increase. Findings suggest that the only apparent difference in gender response is in their respiratory rate. The extent to which gender might be related to physiological wellbeing through contact with natural mountain landscape environment is revealed. Hence, a platform is set for policy makers and governments for the creative harnessing of mountain landscape environments.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:natural landscape environment, urban environment, mountain landscape
Subjects:S Agriculture > SB Plant culture > SB469-476 Landcsape architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:60252
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:24 Jan 2017 10:54
Last Modified:07 Apr 2022 09:01

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