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Article: Residential proximity to school and the active travel choices of parents

TitleResidential proximity to school and the active travel choices of parents
Authors
KeywordsBarriers
Correlates
Enablers
Parent
Physical activity
School
Walking
Issue Date2007
PublisherAustralian Health Promotion Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.healthpromotion.org.au/journal/about_journal.php
Citation
Health Promotion Journal Of Australia, 2007, v. 18 n. 2, p. 127-134 How to Cite?
AbstractIssue addressed: Walking for transport can contribute significantly to health-enhancing physical activity. We examined the prevalence and duration of walking to and from school, together with perceived influences on doing so, among parents of primary school children. Methods: Questionnaires were completed by parents from four primary schools (one government and three private) located in south-east Queensland (n=559; 40% response rate). Results: Eighteen per cent of parents reported walking for at least 10 minutes during journeys to school. Significantly greater proportions of parents with only one car in their household, with a child who attended a government school, with no driver's licence, who had less than 11 years of education, and lived within two kilometres of the school walked for at least 10 minutes during the school journey. Factors perceived by parents most strongly to influence walking to school were: being physically active; safety concerns for the child walking alone; not having to park; walking being the child's preferred option; too much motor vehicle traffic; and their child's age and level of road sense. Conclusions: Despite the overall low prevalence of walking to school by parents, health-enhancing benefits may be achieved even when other modes of transport are used in conjunction with walking.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145601
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.231
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.606
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dc.contributor.authorCole, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorLeslie, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorDonald, Men_HK
dc.contributor.authorCerin, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorOwen, Nen_HK
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dc.date.issued2007en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHealth Promotion Journal Of Australia, 2007, v. 18 n. 2, p. 127-134en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1036-1073en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/145601-
dc.description.abstractIssue addressed: Walking for transport can contribute significantly to health-enhancing physical activity. We examined the prevalence and duration of walking to and from school, together with perceived influences on doing so, among parents of primary school children. Methods: Questionnaires were completed by parents from four primary schools (one government and three private) located in south-east Queensland (n=559; 40% response rate). Results: Eighteen per cent of parents reported walking for at least 10 minutes during journeys to school. Significantly greater proportions of parents with only one car in their household, with a child who attended a government school, with no driver's licence, who had less than 11 years of education, and lived within two kilometres of the school walked for at least 10 minutes during the school journey. Factors perceived by parents most strongly to influence walking to school were: being physically active; safety concerns for the child walking alone; not having to park; walking being the child's preferred option; too much motor vehicle traffic; and their child's age and level of road sense. Conclusions: Despite the overall low prevalence of walking to school by parents, health-enhancing benefits may be achieved even when other modes of transport are used in conjunction with walking.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Health Promotion Association. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.healthpromotion.org.au/journal/about_journal.phpen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofHealth Promotion Journal of Australiaen_HK
dc.subjectBarriersen_HK
dc.subjectCorrelatesen_HK
dc.subjectEnablersen_HK
dc.subjectParenten_HK
dc.subjectPhysical activityen_HK
dc.subjectSchoolen_HK
dc.subjectWalkingen_HK
dc.titleResidential proximity to school and the active travel choices of parentsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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