[Truncated] The Study on Environmental and Individual Determinants of Physical Activity (known as the SEID project) was a social ecological project which examined the relative influence of individual, social environmental and physical environmental determinants of physical activity. It involved a community survey of 1803 adults living in a 408 km2 area of metropolitan Perth, as well as an environmental scan of all recreational facilities (n=219) and public open space over 2 acres (n=516) within the study area and its 2 km boundary. The study was designed to exclude major confounding variables associated with recreational physical activity and was therefore restricted to healthy sedentary workers and home-makers aged 18-59 years. Four different behaviours were examined: exercising as recommended, exercising vigorously as recommended, walking as recommended and walking for recreation as recommended; as well as behavioural intention in the next two weeks. Differences in the determinants of these behaviours are discussed throughout the thesis.
|Qualification||Doctor of Philosophy|
|Publication status||Unpublished - 1998|