Journal article

Development of a systems model to visualise the complexity of children's independent mobility

Hannah Badland, Robin Kearns, Penelope Carroll, Melody Oliver, Suzanne Mavoa, Phil Donovan, Karl Parker, Moushumi Chaudhury, En-Yi Lin, Karen Witten

CHILDRENS GEOGRAPHIES | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Substantial changes to the built environment, urbanisation patterns, and societal norms have contributed to limiting children's opportunities for being independently mobile. Several linear causal pathway models have been developed to understand the influences on children's independent mobility; however feedback loops between and within the various levels of influence cannot be modelled using such an approach. The purpose of this paper is to refine the interrelationships of factors related to children's independent mobility, taking into account earlier models, broader contextual factors, recent children's geographies literature, and feedback loops. Systems model components were informed by at..

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Grants

Awarded by Health Research Council of New Zealand


Funding Acknowledgements

This paper draws on the Kids in the City study, which was supported by the Health Research Council of New Zealand [grant number 10/497].