Barbara Degenhardt

Barbara Degenhardt
University of Zurich | UZH

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September 2011 - present
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Position
  • Lecturer
August 2011 - August 2016
University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
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  • Senior Researcher
October 2004 - November 2011
Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL
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  • PostDoc Position

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Publications (41)
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An extensive literature consistently identifies a lack of privacy as the key source of dissatisfaction among workers, particularly for those occupying open office structures. However, theoretical perspectives on work privacy vary greatly, and there is little agreement on what work privacy constitutes. As a result, the available evidence lacks compa...
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This paper develops a theoretical argument for how place attachments are forged and become dynamically linked to increasingly common mobility practices. First, we argue that mobilities, rather than negating the importance of place, shift our understanding of place and the habitual ways we relate to and bond with places as distinct from a conception...
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This paper develops a theoretical argument for how place attachments are forged and become dynamically linked to increasingly common mobility practices. First, we argue that mobilities, rather than negating the importance of place, shift our understanding of place and the habitual ways we relate to and bond with places as distinct from a conception...
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Dieser Leitfaden soll praxisnahe Anregungen geben, wie Büroräume über ihren ganzen Lebenszyklus hinweg gesundheitsförderlich gestaltet und bewirtschaftet werden können. Mit diesem Leitfaden möchten wir Antworten auf folgende Fragen geben: 1. Welche Einflussfaktoren2 im Büroraum und im begleitenden Veränderungsprozess (Workplace Change Management) m...
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The compatibility of work life and family life is a key factor in today’s modern work arrangements, particularly with regard to the increase of transition to flexible working hours and places. The herein presented research study considers the question, whether the boundary-types proposed by the boundary-theory [cf. Ashforth et al. Acad Manag Rev 25...
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With the shift to a service based society, providing opportunities for outdoor recreation that enables mental and physiological self-regulation has become an increasingly important landscape function. Recent research has provided considerable evidence that visits to near-natural everyday landscapes promote psychological and physical health. However...
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Purpose Stress-related illnesses and health costs are increasing in modern societies on the one hand. On the other hand, flexible working at a main office and at home (i.e. alternating telework) is increasingly popular such as in Switzerland. Working time regulations entitle employees' rest break provision rights in order to protect their well-bein...
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Immer mehr Unternehmen erlauben ihren Mitarbeitenden, abwechslungsweise von zu Hause aus und im Büro zu arbeiten. Das Ziel der Studie war es, das Pausenverhalten von alternierend Telearbeitenden (N = 173) an einer Schweizer Hochschule zu untersuchen. Dies im Hinblick auf die Anzahl und Länge von und dem Intervall zwischen Arbeitspausen sowie versch...
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Extended Abstract: In the year 2013 in an online survey in German and French, regular and irregular alternating users of a home office and a main office (i.e. alternating teleworkers), as well as workers not yet using a home office were asked about, among other things, their employers, the working conditions in the main office, and their work beha...
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How does people’s everyday recreation/recovery in nearby nature change over the lifespan? What restorative needs, uses, effects are of more general, stable nature and remain the same over the course of life? What restotative needs, uses, effects change over the course of life depending e.g. on a specific life phase and personal and contextual ciru...
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Wie sollten Schulen gestaltet werden, damit eine möglichst grosse positive Wirkung auf die Schulleistung, das Schulverhalten oder die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung von SchülerInnen erreicht wird? Das Ziel unseres Forschungsvorhabens war es, anhand eines Reviews von Originalstudien die belegbaren entwicklungspsychologisch förderlichen und hinderlichen...
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Extended Abstract The work with patients in a hospital counts as one of the most demanding occupations which carries a great deal of responsibility. A resource-oriented design perspective is necessary for maintaining in a lasting way the commitment and performance of the different groups who are employed there, such as the nurses, doctors, or the...
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Stellenwert Freiräume für Nah- und Nächsterholung; Relevanz Nah- und Nächsterholung für die psychische Gesundheit; Naherholungsmotive sind mit Arbeitsbelastungen und -beanspruchungen assoziiert; Schlussfolgerungen für Angebotsplanung  hoher Stellenwert der (halb)privaten Nächst- und öffentlichen Naherholungsräume für die erwerbstätige Bevölkerung...
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Many companies run diverse business catering facilities (BCF) ranging from common rooms equipped with take-away facilities and microwaves over cafeterias, canteens, and lounges to cafes and cuisine-specific restaurants. Little is known about the multifunction-ality of BCF for employees aside from food intake. We explored BCF visits by employees of...
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Many companies run diverse business catering facilities (BCF) ranging from common rooms equipped with take-away facilities and microwaves over cafeterias, canteens, and lounges to cafes and cuisine-specific restaurants. Little is known about the multifunc-tionality of BCF for employees aside from food intake. We explored BCF visits by employees of...
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Report Abstract: A global increase of alternating telecommuting could be observed of late, meaning the taking turns in working out of home and out of the main office of the employer. The aim of this Swiss «Home Office 2012» survey was to shine a light on who are these home office users, what distinguishes those employers offering home office (Home...
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Teleworking is increasingly popular in Western developed countries. On the one hand it helps organizations to save facility costs, on the other hand some evidence suggests that teleworkers perceive higher job satisfaction and associate working at home with higher productivity. Working time regulations, such as rest break provision, entitle employee...
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In Städten und im dicht besiedelten Raum zwischen den grossen Ballungszentren stehen Naherholungsgebiete unter enormem Nutzungsdruck. Um die Qualität der Naherholung zu bewahren und die Freizeitmobilität in Grenzen zu halten, ist dem Erholungsverhalten der städtischen Bevölkerung in der Raumplanung Rechnung zu tragen. In einem vom Bundesamt für Umw...
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The understanding of determinants and underlying mechanisms of everyday nearby outdoor recreation behavior (NORB) remains insufficient for use in urban planning. We explored the nearby recreational decisions of walkers, cyclists, and joggers in problemfocused interviews (N = 18). The identified influences include various demands of work and private...
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This study aimed at identifying types of users of nearby outdoor recreation areas (NORAs) with respect to individuals’ recovery needs and behaviours. We applied a combined cluster and linear discriminant analysis approach to analyse workday and weekend visits of 389 respondents with respect to 17 recovery goals, seven recreational activities, and...
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a b s t r a c t Green space around settlements is increasingly important for recreation. However recreation managers have limited spatially explicit data on recreation potential around cities, and representative field data are expensive to gather. To support the identification of hot spots for nearby recreation we devel-oped a GIS model based on a...
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Die innovative Gestaltung und angemessene Nutzung von unterschiedlichen Arbeitsorten und Räumen (flexible Großraumbüros, Mobile Offices, Home Offices) werden für die effektive und effiziente Erbringung wissensintensiver Leistungen immer mehr zu Erfolgsfaktoren bzw. im negativen Fall zu Misserfolgsfaktoren. In der Session wird der Frage nachgegangen...
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Contact with nature positively impacts one's wellbeing and overall health. This study examined the relevance of 16 personal, social, and living environment factors for workday use frequency of nearby outdoor recreation areas (NORAs) by 262 gainfully employed Swiss citizens. Hierarchical regression revealed that emotion work, sedentary work, low ene...
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The aim of this article is to draw attention to those challenges in the “professional engagement” with landscape and its development in Switzerland which need research activity if they are to be met. In particular the current situation is examined and an eye cast to the future
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Das Ziel dieses Artikels ist es, jene Herausforderungen in der professionellen Beschäftigung mit Landschaft und ihrer Entwicklung in der Schweiz aufzuzeigen, welche zu ihrer Bewältigung Forschungsaktivitäten benötigen. Dabei wird vor allem die aktuelle Situation untersucht und ein Blick in die Zukunft geworfen. Le but de cet article est de référen...
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Nearby outdoor recreation areas (NORAs) can provide important opportunities for individuals to recover from their various demands of daily life. To design NORAs that support individual coping with daily demands, it is important to understand what individual benefits people associate with particular landscape characteristics. Therefore, we investiga...
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Nearby outdoor recreation areas provide important opportunities for the public to recover from the demands of their daily life. But peoples’ need for these areas conflicts with the current landscape development in peri-urban areas in Western Europe. There, competing forms of land use, such as settlement, and road construction, increase the pressure...
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A growing number of people live in agglomerations, and the need for nearby outdoor spaces that provide the population with opportunities for recovery and to sustain health is increasing. However, urban sprawl dissects and consumes near-natural outdoor spaces in periurban regions. In order to manage and design the remaining nearby outdoor recreation...
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Recovering from workloads in nearby natural areas: how concentration demand, emotion work, and sedentary work relate to nearby outdoor recreation behavior [Erholung von Arbeitsbelastungen in Naherholungsgebieten: Zusammenhänge zwischen Konzentrationsanforderungen, Emotionsarbeit und sitzender Tätigkeit mit Naherholungsverhalten] Abstract Nearby out...
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General Introduction and General Conlcusion written in German, 3 manuscripts in English. German Titel: Einflussfaktoren des werktäglichen Naherholungsverhaltens im periurbanen Raum : Zusammenhänge zwischen persönlichen Arbeitsbelastungen und individueller Nutzung des Naherholungsgebietes
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Abstract Stress-related illnesses and health costs are increasing in modern societies. Nearby outdoor recreation areas are important for recreation, but little is known about their actual use and the role they play in recovery from different forms of work-related strains. This study aims to answer the question of whether the type of strain – that i...
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In an increasingly urbanized world more and more people are turning to our forests and woodland for recreation and tourism. Planning and providing for this growing demand poses challenges that need to be addressed by managers and designers alike. Based on a study of forest recreation from across Europe, the editors bring together the expertise of m...
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Naherholungsgebiete erfüllen wichtige Funktionen in modernen Gesellschaften (z. B. Bewegung, Ruhe), trotzdem gehen sie zunehmend verloren. Für ein bedarfsgerechtes Management und für Planungsinstrumente fehlt derzeit ein vertieftes Wissen über das Freizeitverhalten in Naherholungsgebieten und seine Einflussfaktoren. Mittels problemfokussierten Inte...
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Outdoor recreation, and in particular nearby recreation, is of growing importance in urban areas. However, previous research into nearby recreation areas has been subject to several limitations, including being restricted to target area surveys and inadequate explanation of the use of these areas. The present study predicts the degree of use of a n...

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The ReMO COST Action focuses on wellbeing and mental health within academia, a theme of strategic importance for the European Research Area. Previous research shows that low levels of wellbeing and mental health problems have a negative impact on individual, team and organizational performance, triggering significant costs. In addition, institutional context, organizational structure and culture, as well as managerial practices have significant impact on wellbeing and health of employees. Therefore, general insights on the causes of workplace wellbeing and mental health need to be refined with contextual specifics (i.e. in academia) in order to develop tailored, effective and efficient prevention and action programs.
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To support and further build an international network of scholars passionate about the advancement of theories, concepts and methods on the identification and assessment of sense of place and place attachment across geographic and temporal scales