The relative influence of, and interaction between, environmental and individual determinants of recreational physical activity in sedentary workers and home makers

Wilma Giles-Corti

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Abstract

[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.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 1998

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