Environmental Characteristics Related to Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Implementation
Ashley Phelps 1 * , Hannah G. Calvert 2, Jungyun Hwang 3, Elizabeth Glowacki 3, Russell L. Carson 4, Darla Castelli 1
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1 The University of Texas at Austin, 2109 San Jacinto Blvd, 78712 Austin, USA2 Boise State University, USA3 Northeastern University, USA4 University of Northern Colorado, USA* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This study examined environmental characteristics including demographic variables, facilities, and perceived support as contributors of Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) implementation. Physical education teachers (N=306) from public, private, and other schools participated. The state of residence was the only demographic characteristic that predicted CSPAP implementation. Bike racks and total facilities were significant among facility predictors. Supportive administration and administrator’s modeling physical activity (PA) also significantly contributed to CSPAP implementation. CSPAP implementation was highly associated with specific environmental characteristics that promote PA. These findings suggest that changes can be made to the school environment to facilitate PA opportunities.

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Article Type: Research Article

EUR J ENV PUBLIC HLT, 2018, Volume 2, Issue 2, Article No: 07

https://doi.org/10.20897/ejeph/92007

Publication date: 28 Sep 2018

Online publication date: 01 Jul 2018

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