Questionnaire “People and plants” (PaP): a study of human relations to the plant world

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Status Published
Occupation: professor
Affiliation: Higher School of Economics National Research University
Address: Moscow, Myasnitskaya St., 20
Occupation: Associate professor
Affiliation: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education
Address: Moscow, Sretenka Str., 29
Journal namePsikhologicheskii zhurnal
EditionVolume 41 issue 1

Development of the questionnaire “People and plants” aimed at assessing individual variety in person’s interaction with the plant world. The method’s relevancy for studies on the restorative function of the natural environment is substantiated. 732 respondents participated in the study (Mage = 19.1, SDage = 2.1, 549 female, 137 male, 46 did not indicate their gender). The questionnaire includes 32 statements measured on a four-point scale, and five sub-scales: Joy, Esthetics, Practice, Closeness to nature, and Ecology. The new tool has satisfactory psychometric characteristics (retest reliability and consistency) and convergent validity, verified by comparison with questionnaires Nature connectedness and Environmental identity. Gender differences are found: all scores except Practice are higher in the female group. The questionnaire can be recommended for research, educational and psycho-developmental programs.

KeywordsEnvironmental psychology, plants, questionnaire, validity, reliability, consistency
AcknowledgmentThe study was supported by the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (project No. 9-013-00216).
Publication date27.12.2019
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