The science of person-environment (P-E) fit seeks to understand how characteristics of the individual interact with environmental features to influence outcomes. For example, when people perceive a good “fit” between themselves and an environment, they are more likely to stay in that environment and engage it more fully. Individuals perceive they fit well in their environment when they perceive their goals and values are similar to others, they can meet the demands and they can make a contribution.
In this study, we will examine participants’ sense of fit through real-time assessment to predict community participation. We will use IPod-like devices to ask individuals about their sense of fit in different environments when they are in community. We anticipate that people will participate longer and engage more fully in environments where they believe they fit.
- Project dates: 2013-2018
- Funded by: National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research Grant No. H133B130028
- Principal staff: Craig Ravesloot, Ph.D., Tracy Boehm, M.P.H., Tannis Hargrove, M.S., Lillie Greiman, M.A.
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