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Physical Activities in Public Squares: The Impact of Companionship on Chinese Residents’ Health

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Department of Urban Planning, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Department of Graphics and Digital Technology, School of Urban Design, Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, China
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Academic Editor: Anna Winiarczyk-Raźniak
Land 2021, 10(7), 720; https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070720
Received: 7 June 2021 / Revised: 3 July 2021 / Accepted: 5 July 2021 / Published: 8 July 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Quality of Urban Space versus Quality of Urban Life)
Companionship is the most important social support factor in physical activities, but the influence of companionship on the daily physical activities of Chinese people in the square is not clear. The ordered logistic regression was conducted to identify the companionship and physical activities associated with the physical and mental health of residents (n = 196). The results show that companionship has direct and indirect effects on mental health, and companionship acts on physical health through physical activity in public squares. Our research understands the use of public open space (POS) from the perspective of companionship and provides a new perspective for improving the sociality of POS design. View Full-Text
Keywords: physical activity; companionship; social support; health status physical activity; companionship; social support; health status
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Xiong, X.; Liu, L.; Peng, Z.; Wu, H. Physical Activities in Public Squares: The Impact of Companionship on Chinese Residents’ Health. Land 2021, 10, 720. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070720

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Xiong X, Liu L, Peng Z, Wu H. Physical Activities in Public Squares: The Impact of Companionship on Chinese Residents’ Health. Land. 2021; 10(7):720. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070720

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Xiong, Xiuhai, Lingbo Liu, Zhenghong Peng, and Hao Wu. 2021. "Physical Activities in Public Squares: The Impact of Companionship on Chinese Residents’ Health" Land 10, no. 7: 720. https://doi.org/10.3390/land10070720

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