Physical environment as a predictor of teachers’ and pupils’ health and well-being (review)



School environment is described from the point of view of Affordances theory (Gibson). Classification of environment levels is presented in the article. The foreign researches of school building, school yard, and ways to school are analyzed. Interrelations between parameters of physical school environment, teachers’ and pupils’ health and well-being are discussed.

General Information

Keywords: school environment, affordances, security, school violence, health

Journal rubric: Theoretical Research

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Nartova-Bochaver S.K. Physical environment as a predictor of teachers’ and pupils’ health and well-being (review) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Klinicheskaia i spetsial'naia psikhologiia = Clinical Psychology and Special Education, 2012. Vol. 1, no. 1 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Sofya K. Nartova-Bochaver, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, Head of the Laboratory for the Psychology of Salutogenic Environment, Department of Psychology, HSE University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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