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Hispanic Maternal and Children's Perceptions of Neighborhood Safety Related to Walking and Cycling
Weisberg Division of Computer Science Faculty Research
  • Norma Olvera
  • Dennis W. Smith
  • Chanam Lee
  • Jian Liu, Marshall University
  • Jay Lee
  • Stephanie Kellam
  • Jun-Hyun Kim
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2012
Abstract
This study examined neighborhood safety as perceived by children (mean age=10 years) and their mothers, and its association with children's physical activity. For all eight safety items examined, children perceived their environment as less dangerous than mothers (p<0.05). None of the multiple regression models predicting children's physical activity by safety perceptions were significant (p>0.10). The maternal perception model explained the highest percentage of variance (R2=0.26), compared to the children's perception model (R2=0.22). Findings suggest that future studies should explore relations between self-reported and objectively measured safety barriers to Hispanic youth walking and cycling.
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The copy of record is available from the publisher at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016%2Fj.healthplace.2011.08.022. Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. Published under a Creative Commons License. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/

Citation Information
Olvera N, Smith DW, Lee C, Liu J, Lee J, Kellam S, Kim JH. Hispanic maternal and children's perceptions of neighborhood safety related to walking and cycling. Health & Place. 2012;18(1):71-5.