Although the restorative qualities of a setting have a great impact on children’s happiness and
development, it has been uncommon to ask children to evaluate the restorative potential of their
surroundings. This becomes more important for children who spend a significant part of their life
in orphanages. Working on three case studies in Iran, a valid and reliable “Perceived
Restorativeness Scale for Children’s Everyday Environment (PRS-ChEE)” was developed based
on ART and administered to 118 children (7 to 17 years). The results demonstrated different
orphanages’ outdoor spaces were scored differently, due to varying degrees of size, naturalness,
and play equipment.
Woolley, HelenRussell, Jean
School of the Built Environment
Year of publication: 2023Date of RADAR deposit: 2023-06-14
© 2023 Children, Youth and Environments. All rights reserved. Originally published: Children, Youth and Environments, vol. 33, no. 2, p. 130-152.