Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: Associations with perceived environmental attributes

Sugiyama, Takemi, Leslie, Eva, Giles-Corti, Billie and Owen, Neville (2009) Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: Associations with perceived environmental attributes. Health & Place, 15 4: 1058-1063. doi:10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.05.001


Author Sugiyama, Takemi
Leslie, Eva
Giles-Corti, Billie
Owen, Neville
Title Physical activity for recreation or exercise on neighbourhood streets: Associations with perceived environmental attributes
Journal name Health & Place   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1353-8292
Publication date 2009-12-01
Year available 2009
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.healthplace.2009.05.001
Volume 15
Issue 4
Start page 1058
End page 1063
Total pages 6
Editor Graham Moon
Place of publication Oxford, England
Publisher Pergamon
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Subject C1
920401 Behaviour and Health
111712 Health Promotion
Abstract Studies have identified various environmental factors associated with physical activity. However, mixed findings have been reported on environment correlates of physical activity for recreation. Using a sample of Australian adults (n=2194), we examined perceived environmental attributes associated with recreational physical activity or exercise taking place on neighbourhood streets, which are known to be frequently used for such activity. Attractiveness, street connectivity, access to outdoor recreational facilities and access to places of interest were significantly associated with neighbourhood street use after adjusting for socio-demographic variables. Enhancing these environmental attributes and perceptions about them may be effective in promoting residents' physical activity. © 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Keyword Leisure-time physical activity
Walking
Destinations
Australia
Australian Adults
Walking Behavior
Attractiveness
Proximity
Carolina
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2010 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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