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Public Green Space and Mental Health building Self-Esteem for Elderly Population in Dhaka

Version 1 : Received: 5 February 2020 / Approved: 5 February 2020 / Online: 5 February 2020 (15:36:01 CET)

How to cite: Rahman, K.M.A.; Meiyu, P.; Shorkar, M.A.N. Public Green Space and Mental Health building Self-Esteem for Elderly Population in Dhaka. Preprints 2020, 2020020072 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0072.v1). Rahman, K.M.A.; Meiyu, P.; Shorkar, M.A.N. Public Green Space and Mental Health building Self-Esteem for Elderly Population in Dhaka. Preprints 2020, 2020020072 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202002.0072.v1).

Abstract

Green public space immensely provides ecological soundness (ES), social resilience, social inclusiveness, mental health, self-esteem, and cultural prosperity from privileged class to lower ones. This research aims at estimating the effect of social services, safety, and infrastructural amenity in green space (parks) on mental health building self-esteem for elderly population. Data were collected from four parks out of 21 in Dhaka selected by systematic random sampling. Two-hundred and three elderly participants were picked up for survey using snowball sampling. The survey was conducted in a pre-structured questionnaire consisted of 40 close-ended questions. Data was analyzed applying ordinal logistic model, multivariate regression analysis, and Partial Least Square (PLS) -Path Modeling. The study explored several key findings-1) Infrastructural amenities impacted social services of parks; 2) Social services contributed positively to mental health boosting up self-esteem for elderly population. 3) Likewise, mental health for elderly population was affected by safety measure of green space. Dhaka requires constructing age-friendly parks to promote elderly mental health.

Subject Areas

green space; elderly population; mental health; self-esteem; social services; safety; Dhaka

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