Journal article

Nowhere to Go and Nothing to Do but Sit? Youth Screen Time and the Association With Access to Neighborhood Destinations

Hayley Christian, Stephen R Zubrick, Matthew Knuiman, Andrea Nathan, Sarah Foster, Karen Villanueva, Billie Giles-Corti

ENVIRONMENT AND BEHAVIOR | SAGE PUBLICATIONS INC | Published : 2017

Abstract

With not much to do in their neighborhood, youth may spend more time in the home engaged in screen-based activities. Screen time data from 2,790 youth in the Western Australian Health and Wellbeing Survey were linked to objectively measured count of types of neighborhood “services,” “convenience goods,” “public open space,” and “youth-related” destinations. On average, youth accrued 801 mean min/week screen time and had access to seven different types of neighborhood destinations. A larger number of different types of neighborhood “youth-related,” “service,” and “total” destinations were associated with less screen time (all p ≤.05). A significant gender interaction was observed. Girls with ..

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Grants

Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (i.e., Healthway)


Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation


Awarded by Healthway Postdoctoral Fellowship


Awarded by NHMRC


Funding Acknowledgements

The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: The Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (i.e., Healthway) provided funding (18922). H.C. is supported by an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/National Heart Foundation Early Career Fellowship (1036350); S.H. by a Healthway Postdoctoral Fellowship (21363); and B.G-C. by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (1004900).