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Clinical Psychology and Special Education

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (online): 2304-0394


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Physical environment as a predictor of teachers’ and pupils’ health and well-being (review) 1485


Nartova-Bochaver S.K.
Doctor of Psychology, Professor of the School of Psychology, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia

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.

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

Column: Theoretical research

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