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Een gevalstudie over de psychosociale gezondheid van buurtbewoners getroffen door grondwaterverontreiniging : de rol van communicatie tussen buren

(2013) RUIMTE & MAATSCHAPPIJ. 4(4). p.36-63
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This article presents the results of a case study on the psychosocial health of the residents of the Scheldebuurt, a neighbourhood in Ghent (Belgium) that is confronted with groundwater contamination (N=138). More specifically, we concentrate on the role of communication between neighbours in explaining their psychosocial health. A first analysis points out that the mental health of residents does not significantly differ from that of the general Belgian population. Subsequently, the article examines to what extent the psychosocial health of the local residents, measured by both perceived stress and mental health, varies according to differences in risk perception, concerns related to the pollution and neighbourhood communication. The results show that risk perception has a negative effect on mental health, however, only if residents received information about the contamination through neighbours or residents assemblies. This indicates that communication between neighbours needs to be taken into account when examining the psychosocial health of a population confronted with environmental contamination. The effects of both risk perception and concerns related to the pollution on the perceived stress are not dependent of neighbourhood communication. In the discussion we explain the most important findings and give some suggestions for future research.
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grondwaterverontreiniging, buurtcommunicatie, gevalstudie, psychosociale gezondheid

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Foubert, Josephine, and Frédéric Vandermoere. “Een Gevalstudie over De Psychosociale Gezondheid Van Buurtbewoners Getroffen Door Grondwaterverontreiniging : De Rol Van Communicatie Tussen Buren.” RUIMTE & MAATSCHAPPIJ 4.4 (2013): 36–63. Print.
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Foubert, J., & Vandermoere, F. (2013). Een gevalstudie over de psychosociale gezondheid van buurtbewoners getroffen door grondwaterverontreiniging : de rol van communicatie tussen buren. RUIMTE & MAATSCHAPPIJ, 4(4), 36–63.
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Foubert, Josephine, and Frédéric Vandermoere. 2013. “Een Gevalstudie over De Psychosociale Gezondheid Van Buurtbewoners Getroffen Door Grondwaterverontreiniging : De Rol Van Communicatie Tussen Buren.” Ruimte & Maatschappij 4 (4): 36–63.
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Foubert, Josephine, and Frédéric Vandermoere. 2013. “Een Gevalstudie over De Psychosociale Gezondheid Van Buurtbewoners Getroffen Door Grondwaterverontreiniging : De Rol Van Communicatie Tussen Buren.” Ruimte & Maatschappij 4 (4): 36–63.
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Foubert J, Vandermoere F. Een gevalstudie over de psychosociale gezondheid van buurtbewoners getroffen door grondwaterverontreiniging : de rol van communicatie tussen buren. RUIMTE & MAATSCHAPPIJ. 2013;4(4):36–63.
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J. Foubert and F. Vandermoere, “Een gevalstudie over de psychosociale gezondheid van buurtbewoners getroffen door grondwaterverontreiniging : de rol van communicatie tussen buren,” RUIMTE & MAATSCHAPPIJ, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 36–63, 2013.
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