Cycling for transport and recreation: Associations with socio-economic position, environmental perceptions, and psychological disposition
Kristiann C Heesch, Billie Giles-Corti, Gavin Turrell
PREVENTIVE MEDICINE | ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE | Published : 2014
OBJECTIVE: Interest is growing in promoting utility cycling (i.e., for transport) as a means of incorporating daily physical activity (PA) into people's lives, but little is known about correlates of utility cycling. Our primary aim was to examine cross-sectional relationships between socio-economic characteristics, neighborhood environment perceptions and psychological disposition with utility cycling (with or without additional recreational cycling). A secondary aim was to compare these relationships with those for recreation-only cycling. METHOD: Baseline survey data (2007) from 10,233 participants in HABITAT, a multilevel longitudinal study of PA, sedentary behavior, and health in Brisba..View full abstract
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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (Australian)
Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship
Awarded by NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship
This study is funded by three (Australian) National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grants (ID 339718, 497236, 1047453). Professor Billie Giles-Corti is supported by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (ID 1004900). Professor Gavin Turrell is supported by a NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship (ID 1003710).