Objectively measured commute distance: associations with actual travel modes and perceptions to place of work or study in Auckland, New Zealand

Badland, H. M., Schofield, G. M. and Schluter, P. J. (2007) Objectively measured commute distance: associations with actual travel modes and perceptions to place of work or study in Auckland, New Zealand. Journal of Psysical Activity and Health, 4 1: 80-86.

Author Badland, H. M.
Schofield, G. M.
Schluter, P. J.
Title Objectively measured commute distance: associations with actual travel modes and perceptions to place of work or study in Auckland, New Zealand
Journal name Journal of Psysical Activity and Health   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1543-3080
Publication date 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 4
Issue 1
Start page 80
End page 86
Total pages 6
Editor J. M. Hootman
H. W. Kohl III
Place of publication United States
Publisher Human Kinetics
Collection year 2008
Language eng
Subject C1
321404 Sport and Exercise Psychology
389999 Other Behavioural and Cognitive Sciences
730210 Environmental health
Formatted abstract
Background: Little is known about the relationships between objectively measured commute distance with actual and perceived transport-related physical activity (TPA) engagement. Methods: A telephone survey assessed travel behaviors to place of work/study within an adult sample (n = 772) residing in New Zealand. Result: Overall, 50% of respondents perceived they could, and 10% of the sample actually did, use TPA modes to commute to their occupation for distances less than 5 km. Differences between TPA perceptions and engagement existed for all distance classifications, and prevalence declined as distances increased. Conclusions: Differences between TPA engagement and perceptions were evident. Actual and perceived TPA engagement levels declined as commute distance increased.
Keyword Geographical information systems
physical activity
transport
occupation
adults
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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