Effect of Green Interior Home on Emotional Psychology of Human
Journal of people, plants, and environment
This study was investigated to find out the psychological effect of place of green-healing using by green interior plant surveyed with 112 subjects. The measurement of psychology has been investigated with the method of Attention restoration, profile of mood states: POMS and Semantic differential scale. The comparison and analysis of data has been processed with one-way analysis and Pearson's correlation analysis. Based on the result of survey on general understanding of green interior, the
... scape architectural design and type of plants were considered as the important factors. In addition, 80.93 percent of participants expected the cost of installation under 2,000,000 Won and 81 percent chose the range of maintenance fee of 100,000~500,000 Won. Also, according to the analysis of three types of psychological index, high proportion of the participants answered 'Strongly Agree' for the measurement of attention restoration. As the result sorting by the occupation, house wives had higher rate of attention restoration than office workers and there was significant difference between these two jobs. In the examination of feeling condition, tension-anxiety, depression, anger-hostility, fatigue and confusion were low whereas vigor was high as a trend. Furthermore, from the investigation for the emotion in regards to the space of green-healing by green interior plant with the method of Standard Deviation, 'Pleasant', 'Natural' and 'Calm' has range of high score significantly. As the result of analysis of correlation for three types of emotional words, it was significantly high for all of emotions in the place of green interior. According to the result of analysis for the participant's understanding of effect from green interior, more than 94% of respondents showed the positive response to the effect of air cleaning, improvement of work efficiency, psychological stability and spontaneous cure. The result that was showed from a correlation analysis within the questionnaires of effect of green interior, "Green interior improves psychological stability" and "Green interior improves effect of air cleaning" showed the highest defined correlation with 0.818. As the result of this study, green interior is expected to provide the positive effect of psychological stability and ease negative emotion.