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Healthy Behavior and Environmental Behavior Correlate with Bicycle Commuting

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Institute of Policy Research, Kumamoto 860-0806, Japan
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Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University, Kumamoto 860-8555, Japan
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Department of Contemporary Sociology, Shiseikan University, Hagi 758-8585, Japan
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School of Tourism and Urban-Rural Planning, Zhejiang Gongshang University, Hangzhou 310018, China
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Zhejiang Development & Planning Institute, Hangzhou 310030, China
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Graduate School of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka 815-8540, Japan
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19(6), 3318; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063318
Received: 10 January 2022 / Revised: 8 March 2022 / Accepted: 9 March 2022 / Published: 11 March 2022
Previous studies have identified that environmental awareness correlates with the choice of bicycle travel. However, few studies have considered the relationships with different types of healthy behaviors and environmental behaviors. This study examined the relationships between several healthy and environmental behaviors and the choice of bicycle commute using survey data. A total of 803 residents participated in this questionnaire survey. Using factor analysis, we constructed latent factors of healthy behaviors and environmental behaviors. Using a binary logistic regression model, we examined the relationship between latent factors and cycling usage, controlling for demographic characteristics. Factor analysis revealed three latent factors of healthy behaviors: “healthy diet”, “avoiding tobacco or overdrinking”, and “physical activity”. The latent factors of environmental behaviors were as follows: “household behavior” and “purchasing behavior”. The results showed that “avoiding tobacco or overdrinking”, “physical activity” and “purchasing behavior” correlated positively with bicycle commuting. Differences were also observed in relation to demographic characteristics. View Full-Text
Keywords: bicycle commuting; healthy behavior; environmental behavior; factor analysis; binary logistic regression bicycle commuting; healthy behavior; environmental behavior; factor analysis; binary logistic regression
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Liu, Q.; Yamada, T.; Liu, H.; Lin, L.; Fang, Q. Healthy Behavior and Environmental Behavior Correlate with Bicycle Commuting. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2022, 19, 3318. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063318

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Liu Q, Yamada T, Liu H, Lin L, Fang Q. Healthy Behavior and Environmental Behavior Correlate with Bicycle Commuting. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2022; 19(6):3318. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063318

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Liu, Qiang, Toshiaki Yamada, Hang Liu, Li Lin, and Qiaoling Fang. 2022. "Healthy Behavior and Environmental Behavior Correlate with Bicycle Commuting" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 19, no. 6: 3318. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph19063318

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