Physical activity and rural young people's sense of place

Lee, Jessica and Abbott, Rebecca (2009) Physical activity and rural young people's sense of place. Children's Geographies, 7 2: 191-208. doi:10.1080/14733280902798894

Author Lee, Jessica
Abbott, Rebecca
Title Physical activity and rural young people's sense of place
Journal name Children's Geographies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1473-3285
Publication date 2009-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14733280902798894
Volume 7
Issue 2
Start page 191
End page 208
Total pages 18
Editor H. Matthews
Place of publication Abingdon, Oxon, United Kingdom
Publisher Routledge
Collection year 2010
Language eng
Abstract This paper explores rural young people's perceptions of their local environments in relation to their experiences with physical activities through the use of visual methodologies. The main findings from map, photo and interview data from 13 rural young Australians included the importance of friends, family, and gender structures which are discussed in relation to developing a sense of place and how this shapes their experience in physical activities. The findings highlight the importance of sociocultural issues and raises questions regarding measuring physical activity prompting further qualitative research to inform sustainable and equitable physical activity promotion initiatives for rural young people.
Keyword Rural young people
Physical activity
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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