Physical activity and sedentary behavior: a population-based study of barriers, enjoyment, and preference

Salmon, Jo, Crawford, David, Owen, Neville, Bauman, Adrian and Sallis, James F. 2003, Physical activity and sedentary behavior: a population-based study of barriers, enjoyment, and preference, Health psychology, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 178-188.

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Title Physical activity and sedentary behavior: a population-based study of barriers, enjoyment, and preference
Author(s) Salmon, Jo
Crawford, David
Owen, Neville
Bauman, Adrian
Sallis, James F.
Journal name Health psychology
Volume number 22
Issue number 2
Start page 178
End page 188
Publisher American Psychological Association
Place of publication Washington, D.C.
Publication date 2003
ISSN 0278-6133
1930-7810
Summary The associations of physical activity and sedentary behavior with barriers, enjoyment, and preferences were examined in a population-based mail survey of 1,332 adults. Respondents reporting high enjoyment and preference for physical activity were more likely to report high levels of activity. Those reporting cost, the weather, and personal barriers to physical activity were less likely to be physically active. Preference for sedentary behavior was associated with the decreased likelihood of being physically active, and the weather as a barrier to physical activity was associated with the increased likelihood of sedentary behavior. These constructs can be used to examine individual and environmental influences on physical activity and sedentary behavior in specific populations and could inform the development of targeted interventions.
Language eng
Field of Research 170114 Sport and Exercise Psychology
Socio Economic Objective 970117 Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, American Psychological Association
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002150

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