Adaptation to windowlessness: Do office workers compensate for a lack of visual access to the outdoors?
2011 (English)In: Environment and Behavior, ISSN 0013-9165, E-ISSN 1552-390X, Vol. 43, no 4, 469-487 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
If office workers lack a view to natural features outdoors, do they compensate by bringing plants and pictures of nature indoors? The authors used cross-sectional survey data from 385 Norwegian office workers to investigate whether such compensation occurs. The authors found that workers without windows had roughly five times greater odds of having brought plants into their workspaces than workers with windows, independent of age, gender, type of office, job demands, control over work, and personalization. Windowless workers also had three times greater odds of having brought pictures of nature into their workspaces. The authors consider implications of the findings for environmental design that offers contact with nature to people who spend much of their time indoors.
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SAGE , 2011. Vol. 43, no 4, 469-487 p.
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-159182DOI: 10.1177/0013916510368351ISI: 000290785200002OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-159182DiVA: diva2:443161