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dc.contributor.authorQuested, Eleanor
dc.contributor.authorThogersen-Ntoumani, Cecilie
dc.contributor.authorUren, H.
dc.contributor.authorHardcastle, Sarah
dc.contributor.authorRyan, R.
dc.identifier.citationQuested, E. and Thogersen-Ntoumani, C. and Uren, H. and Hardcastle, S. and Ryan, R. 2018. Community gardening: Basic psychological needs as mechanisms to enhance individual and community well-being. Ecopsychology. 10 (3): pp. 173-180.

Community gardens have been associated with a number of positive outcomes, including community and individual well-being. We used self-determination theory as a framework to interpret the social-psychological characteristics of community gardens that may determine their role in sustaining need satisfaction and well-being. Semistructured face-to-face interviews were conducted with 5 experienced community gardeners and 10 aspiring community gardeners. Data were analyzed via a framework approach to thematic analysis. Findings support the proposition that satisfaction of community-level needs may be the precursor to communities and individuals experiencing well-being, via experiences of participating in community gardens. Findings have implications for how community-based interventions could be optimized via targeted integration of theories of motivation and perspectives of well-being.

dc.titleCommunity gardening: Basic psychological needs as mechanisms to enhance individual and community well-being
dc.typeJournal Article
curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology
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