School grounds and physical activity: Associations at secondary schools, and over the transition from primary to secondary schools

Harrison, Flo, van Sluijs, Esther, Corder, Kirsten and Jones, Andy (2016) School grounds and physical activity: Associations at secondary schools, and over the transition from primary to secondary schools. Health & Place, 39. pp. 34-42. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

This paper aims to further understanding of the physical environments of secondary schools and their associations with young peoples' physical activity. Accelerometer-derived physical activity measurements from 299 participants in the SPEEDY study (Norfolk, UK) were obtained from baseline measurements (age 9–10 y) and +4y follow-up. These were linked to objective measures of primary and secondary school environments as measured by the SPEEDY grounds audit tool. We saw considerable differences in the nature of school grounds between primary and secondary schools. Cross-sectional associations were seen between active travel provision scores and commuting time moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) for 13–14 year old boys and adolescents living further from school. However, few associations were seen between changes in school grounds scores and changes in school-based MVPA.

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Additional Information: & 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
Uncontrolled Keywords: physical activity,environment,secondary school,primary school,audit,adolescents
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
Depositing User: Pure Connector
Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2016 17:00
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2020 01:03
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/57430
DOI: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2016.02.004

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