Connectedness to nature and its relationship with spirituality, wellbeing and sustainable behaviour

Translated title of the contribution: Connectedness to nature and its relationship with spirituality, wellbeing and sustainable behaviour

Oscar Navarro*, Cesar Tapia-Fonllem, Blanca Fraijo-Sing, Nicolas Roussiau, Anaïs Ortiz-Valdez, Mary Guillard, Inga Wittenberg, Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi

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Abstract

This study examines the relationship between connectedness to nature, spirituality, wellbeing and sustainable behaviour in two different cultural contexts: the cities of Nantes, France, and Hermosillo, Mexico. Using structural equation modelling (SEM), the results show that, in both places, connectedness to nature fosters spirituality and personal wellbeing, but that spirituality does not explain wellbeing. In the Mexican case studied, we observed that sustainable behaviour is explained by connectedness to nature and spirituality, and that this behaviour, in turn, favours personal wellbeing. The perspectives and limitations of the study are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionConnectedness to nature and its relationship with spirituality, wellbeing and sustainable behaviour
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-48
Number of pages12
JournalPsyecology
Volume11
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2 Jan 2020

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Keywords

  • connectedness to nature
  • nonreligious spirituality
  • sustainable behaviour
  • wellbeing

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