Are Bicycling and Walking “Cool?”: Adolescent Attitudes about Active Travel
Friday, May 24, 2013 - 12:00pm to Friday, May 24, 2013 - 1:00pm
Where: Room 204 of the Distance Learning Center Wing of the Urban Center on the Portland State University campus
Speaker: Tara Goddard, PhD Student in Urban Studies, PSU
Read about the event on the OTREC page here.
Summary: The declining rates of physical activity among children, particularly adolescent girls, are well-documented, yet there has been insufficient research into the attitudes about health behaviors, particularly active travel, of the children themselves. Tara's research explores attitudes about active transportation among children aged 4-17 years and examines how perceived ability, self-efficacy, and sensitivity to certain environments or facilities vary across gender and age of the children. She utilises data from the Family Activity Study, a multi-year longitudinal intervention study in Portland, ORegon, in which 490 children answered surveys regarding their attitudes, perceptions, and behaviors about traveling by walking, bicycling, or being in a car.
Stream the seminar live or watch an archived video, when made available, through the OTREC link above.