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Where do children usually play? A qualitative study of parents' perceptions of influences on children's active free-play

Veitch, Jenny, Bagley, Sarah, Ball, Kylie and Salmon, Jo 2006, Where do children usually play? A qualitative study of parents' perceptions of influences on children's active free-play, Health & place, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 383-393.

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Title Where do children usually play? A qualitative study of parents' perceptions of influences on children's active free-play
Author(s) Veitch, Jenny
Bagley, Sarah
Ball, Kylie
Salmon, Jo
Journal name Health & place
Volume number 12
Issue number 4
Start page 383
End page 393
Publisher Elsevier
Place of publication New York, N.Y.
Publication date 2006-12
ISSN 1353-8292
1873-2054
Keyword(s) ecological model
physical activity
independent mobility
environment
Summary This study explored the perceptions of 78 parents from low, mid and high socio-economic areas in Melbourne, Australia to increase understanding of where children play and why. Using an ecological model interviews with parents revealed that safety and social factors emerged as key social themes, facilities at parks and playgrounds, and urban design factors emerged as important physical environment themes. The children's level of independence and attitudes to active free-play were considered to be important individual level influences on active free-play. The study findings have important implications for future urban planning and children's opportunities for active free-play.


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Language eng
Field of Research 111704 Community Child Health
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
Copyright notice ©2005, Elsevier Ltd.
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30003674

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