Next Article in Journal
Evolutionary Characteristics and Trade-Offs’ Development of Social–Ecological Production Landscapes in the Loess Plateau Region from a Resilience Point of View: A Case Study in Mizhi County, China
Next Article in Special Issue
Built Environment and Childhood Weight Status: A Multi-Level Study Using Population-Based Data in the City of Hannover, Germany
Previous Article in Journal
Association between Cardiovascular Mortality and Economic Development: A Spatio-Temporal Study for Prefectures in Japan
Brief Report

Environmental Mismatch: Do Associations between the Built Environment and Physical Activity among Youth Depend on Concordance with Perceptions?

1
Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN), School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, Geelong 3220, Australia
2
Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne 3000, Australia
3
Melbourne School of Population and Global Health, The University of Melbourne, Carlton 3010, Australia
4
The Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, Melbourne 3000, Australia
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(4), 1309; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041309
Received: 2 January 2020 / Revised: 12 February 2020 / Accepted: 12 February 2020 / Published: 18 February 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Environmental Supports and Physical Activity among Youth)
Without accurate awareness of features within the built environment, the availability of a supportive built environment alone may not be sufficient to influence physical activity levels. We examined the moderating effects of concordance/discordance between selected objective and perceived built environment features in the relationship between objective built environment features and physical activity. Cross-sectional data from 465 youth aged 12–20 years from 18 schools in Melbourne, Australia were used. The relationship between trails and physical activity differed by concordance/discordance. There were positive relationships among those with concordant perceptions, but no significant differences for those with discordant perceptions. At least for trails, environmental interventions designed to enhance physical activity may be less effective if efforts are not made to enhance individuals’ awareness of their environment. View Full-Text
Keywords: built environment; MVPA; perception; neighborhood; adolescent built environment; MVPA; perception; neighborhood; adolescent
Show Figures

Figure 1

MDPI and ACS Style

Loh, V.H.Y.; Veitch, J.; Salmon, J.; Cerin, E.; Mavoa, S.; Villanueva, K.; Timperio, A. Environmental Mismatch: Do Associations between the Built Environment and Physical Activity among Youth Depend on Concordance with Perceptions? Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 1309. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041309

AMA Style

Loh VHY, Veitch J, Salmon J, Cerin E, Mavoa S, Villanueva K, Timperio A. Environmental Mismatch: Do Associations between the Built Environment and Physical Activity among Youth Depend on Concordance with Perceptions? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2020; 17(4):1309. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041309

Chicago/Turabian Style

Loh, Venurs H.Y., Jenny Veitch, Jo Salmon, Ester Cerin, Suzanne Mavoa, Karen Villanueva, and Anna Timperio. 2020. "Environmental Mismatch: Do Associations between the Built Environment and Physical Activity among Youth Depend on Concordance with Perceptions?" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 17, no. 4: 1309. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17041309

Find Other Styles
Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Article Access Map by Country/Region

1
Back to TopTop