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Individual, social and environmental correlates of active school travel among adolescents in India

Kingsly, Abishamala, Timperio, Anna, Veitch, Jenny, Salmon, Jo, Pradeepa, Rajendra, Ranjani, Harish and Anjana, Ranjit Mohan 2020, Individual, social and environmental correlates of active school travel among adolescents in India, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, no. 20, pp. 1-13, doi: 10.3390/ijerph17207496.

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Title Individual, social and environmental correlates of active school travel among adolescents in India
Author(s) Kingsly, Abishamala
Timperio, AnnaORCID iD for Timperio, Anna orcid.org/0000-0002-8773-5012
Veitch, JennyORCID iD for Veitch, Jenny orcid.org/0000-0001-8962-0887
Salmon, JoORCID iD for Salmon, Jo orcid.org/0000-0002-4734-6354
Pradeepa, Rajendra
Ranjani, Harish
Anjana, Ranjit Mohan
Journal name International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Volume number 17
Issue number 20
Article ID 7496
Start page 1
End page 13
Total pages 13
Publisher MDPI
Place of publication Basel, Switzerland
Publication date 2020-10-15
ISSN 1661-7827
1660-4601
Keyword(s) Science & Technology
Life Sciences & Biomedicine
Environmental Sciences
Public, Environmental & Occupational Health
Environmental Sciences & Ecology
active school travel
active transport
barriers
correlates
physical activity
neighbourhood environment
adolescents
India
PHYSICAL-ACTIVITY
PERCEPTIONS
TRANSPORT
CHILDREN
WALKING
ASSOCIATIONS
RELIABILITY
VALIDITY
SCALE
Summary Active School Travel (AST) is an important domain for physical activity among adolescents; however, few studies in India have explored barriers or correlates of AST. This was a cross-sectional study of 324 adolescents aged 12–17 years recruited via households and schools from diverse areas of Chennai, India. Adolescents reported their mode of travel to school, neighbourhood correlates, and the barriers for AST. Adolescents were considered to be using AST to/from school if they walked/cycled ≥once/week during an average week. Half the adolescents usually performed AST (≥1 trip/week). School being too far was associated with 75% lower odds and parents not allowing their child to walk or cycle was associated with 82% lower odds of the adolescent performing AST to or from school at least once/week. AST among adolescents should be encouraged and there is considerable scope for improvement. Parental restriction and distance to school were the two strongest barriers for AST.
Language eng
DOI 10.3390/ijerph17207496
Indigenous content off
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2020, The Author(s)
Free to Read? Yes
Use Rights Creative Commons Attribution licence
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