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

EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI, Volume 2, Issue 2, Article No: 07.

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

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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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school environment, physical activity, active transportation, school administration

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Phelps, A., Calvert, H. G., Hwang, J., Glowacki, E., Carson, R. L., and Castelli, D. (2018). Environmental Characteristics Related to Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program Implementation. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 2(2), 07. https://doi.org/10.20897/ejeph/92007

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