Special Issue "Social and Environmental Influences on Physical Activity Behaviours"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Health Behavior, Chronic Disease and Health Promotion".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2017).
Interests: physical activity; exercise; cardiovascular health; rural health; health promotion; socioeconomic; health determinants
We are organizing a Special Issue on the social and environmental influences on physical activity behaviours, in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). The venue is a peer-reviewed, scientific journal publishing articles and communications; more details can be found here: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Promoting regular physical activity behaviours is a priority among all age groups, yet interventions and public health initiatives designed to achieve this aim have met with limited success among children, adolescents and adults. Our understanding of the drivers of physical activity that are amenable to change, and therefore the foundations upon which physical activity promotion should be designed, is currently clouded by inconsistent measurement approaches, as well as inadequate acknowledgement of the complex interactions among social and environmental influences on physical activity. It is important and timely to consolidate the most recent, high quality research in this field, and contributions to this Special Issue from key research groups would be greatly appreciated. As most of the accumulated evidence for influences on physical activity has arisen from cross-sectional observational study designs, we are particularly keen to publish outcomes of cohort and intervention studies that better illuminate causal pathways towards changed physical activity behaviours. Studies in which physical activity has been objectively measured will also be prioritized.
This Special Issue is open to contributions that focus on social and environmental influences on physical activity among any age group, targeting any context or setting such as leisure time, active commuting or the workplace, and in the form of structured exercise or unstructured activity and play.
Assoc. Prof. Jim Dollman
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- Physical activity
- Behavior change
- Active transport
- Physical environment
- Parental influence
- Social ecological model