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Moderators of the longitudinal relationship between the perceived physical environment and outside play in children: the KOALA birth cohort study

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, December 2014
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Title
Moderators of the longitudinal relationship between the perceived physical environment and outside play in children: the KOALA birth cohort study
Published in
International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/s12966-014-0150-8
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Teun Remmers, Dave Van Kann, Jessica Gubbels, Swantje Schmidt, Sanne de Vries, Dick Ettema, Stef PJ Kremers, Carel Thijs

Abstract

ObjectivesPromoting unstructured outside play is a promising vehicle to increase children¿s physical activity (PA). This study investigates if factors of the social environment moderate the relationship between the perceived physical environment and outside play.Study design1875 parents from the KOALA Birth Cohort Study reported on their child¿s outside play around age five years, and 1516 parents around age seven years. Linear mixed model analyses were performed to evaluate (moderating) relationships among factors of the social environment (parenting influences and social capital), the perceived physical environment, and outside play at age five and seven. Season was entered as a random factor in these analyses.ResultsAccessibility of PA facilities, positive parental attitude towards PA and social capital were associated with more outside play, while parental concern and restriction of screen time were related with less outside play. We found three significant interactions; two involving parent perceived responsibility towards child PA participation, and one involving social capital of the neighborhood.ConclusionAlthough we found a limited number of interactions, this study demonstrated that the impact of the perceived physical environment may differ across levels of parenting responsibility and social capital.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Japan 1 <1%
Mexico 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Unknown 129 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 30 23%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 12%
Researcher 12 9%
Student > Bachelor 11 8%
Student > Doctoral Student 9 7%
Other 19 14%
Unknown 35 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Nursing and Health Professions 18 14%
Sports and Recreations 16 12%
Psychology 14 11%
Social Sciences 13 10%
Medicine and Dentistry 13 10%
Other 17 13%
Unknown 41 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 8. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 26 January 2017.
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#3,185,665
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Outputs from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#1,052
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#54,361
of 315,815 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
#52
of 96 outputs
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