Last edited 01 Feb 2017

Wellbeing and buildings

In 2012, Dodge et al proposed that wellbeing could be defined as ‘…when individuals have the psychological, social and physical resources they need to meet a particular psychological, social and/or physical challenge’.

The 2013 Measuring National Well-being programme suggested that the factors most strongly associated with personal well-being are:

  • Health.
  • Employment status.
  • Relationship status.

Of these three factors, health had the strongest relationship with wellbeing.

The Measuring National Well-being national debate identified a range of other less significant factors associated with personal well-being, including:

  • Economic security.
  • Job satisfaction.
  • Work-life balance.
  • Education and training.
  • Local and natural environment.

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