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The health impact and physical environmental determinants of active commuting to school

Nelson, Norah Marie (2007) The health impact and physical environmental determinants of active commuting to school. PhD thesis, Dublin City University.

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Abstract

Increasing the level o f participation in habitual physical activity o f at least moderate intensity conducted by youth is a health promotion and a disease-prevention strategy. The aim o f this thesis was to investigate the benefits and determinants of active commuting to school among Irish adolescents. In a behaviour-specific and context-specific analysis, the perceived physical environment was examined as a determinant o f active commuting to school, and the potential confounding factors of distance and density were explored. Existing theoretical models describing the physical environment were evaluated and improved.

Item Type:Thesis (PhD)
Date of Award:2007
Refereed:No
Supervisor(s):Woods, Catherine
Uncontrolled Keywords:active commuting; schoolchildren
Subjects:Medical Sciences > Exercise
Medical Sciences > Health
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science and Health > School of Health and Human Performance
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License. View License
ID Code:16998
Deposited On:19 Jun 2012 10:59 by Fran Callaghan. Last Modified 19 Jun 2012 10:59

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