The Effect of the Perception of Air Pollution on Life Satisfaction and the Moderating of Said Effect with Green Spaces

대기오염 인식이 삶의 만족도에 미치는 영향과 녹지환경 만족도의 조절효과

  • Lee, Sungeun (Department of Social Welfare, Pusan National University)
  • 이성은 (부산대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2019.09.05
  • Accepted : 2019.11.06
  • Published : 2019.12.31


The purpose of this study was to examine the moderating effect of green space satisfaction on the relationship between the perception of air pollution and life satisfaction. To achieve this, the current study employed data from the 2018 Social Survey, and a sample of 37,461 participants was analyzed using moderated multiple regression analysis. Results showed that while greater satisfaction with green spaces improved life satisfaction, a more negative perception of air pollution within the community reduced life satisfaction. It was also found that green space satisfaction moderated the relationship between the perception of air pollution and life satisfaction. In other words, greater satisfaction with green spaces buffered the effect of a negative perception of air pollution on life satisfaction. The results of this study suggest that a green environment should be considered an important resource for preventing reduced life satisfaction, and illustrate that there is a need for developing various strategies for the expansion and improvement of green spaces within communities.


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