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Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school

Murtagh, Elaine, Dempster, Martin and Murphy, Marie (2016) Determinants of uptake and maintenance of active commuting to school. Heath and Place, 40 . pp. 9-14. [Journal article]

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URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.04.009

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.04.009

Abstract

The objective was to identify determinants of uptake and maintenance of active school travel (AST) over 4 years in children aged 9 at baseline. Data from wave 1 (n=8502) and 2 (n=7479) of the Growing Up in Ireland study were analysed. At 9- and 13-years 25% and 20% engaged in AST. Children were more likely to maintain or take-up AST if they lived in an urban area. Change in distance to school influenced both maintenance and adoption of AST, with a negative impact seen for increased distance between 9 and 13 years and a positive impact seen for decreased distance. Some factors which predict uptake and maintenance of AST are modifiable and can inform intervention development.

Item Type:Journal article
Keywords:Physical activity; Active travel; School; Commute; Child; Determinant
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Sport
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences
Research Institutes and Groups:Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute
Sport and Exercise Sciences Research Institute > Centre for Physical Activity and Health
ID Code:34602
Deposited By: Professor Marie Murphy
Deposited On:19 May 2016 08:25
Last Modified:06 Dec 2016 11:34

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