Journal article

A Comparison of Correlates Associated With Adult Physical Activity Behavior in Major Cities and Regional Settings

Camille E Short, Corneel Vandelanotte, Amanda Rebar, Mitch J Duncan

HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY | AMER PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOC | Published : 2014

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: People living outside of urban areas are at higher risk for physical inactivity. Understanding physical activity correlates in different settings is important for understanding this risk. This study compared psychological, demographic, and health-related correlates of activity among adults living in major cities (urban areas) and regional (low-population density) towns and whether there were significant differences in how these potential determinants related to physical activity. METHODS: Participants (n = 756) were male and female adults who were members of the Australian Health and Social Science panel. Participant characteristics and physical activity were assessed using standa..

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