2015 - Research

Parental Active Transportation Routines (PATRNS) As a Moderator of the Association Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Parental Influences and School Transportation

Parental participation in active transportation may directly and indirectly affect active transportation use among their children.

RESULTS:

  • Distance to school was the factor most strongly tied to active school transportation, but this barrier became less dominant for children whose parents had strong PATRns.
  • Active transportation by parents was positively associated with active school transportation, and moderated the relationship between the use of active transportation and both parental facilitation of child physical activity and stranger danger.

METHODS:

  • This study collected data using questionnaires distributed to 722 children ages 8-12 and their parents in the Netherlands.
  • Parental active transportation routine was determined on a dichotomized scale based on responses about biking and walking habits.

Van Kann, D.H.H., Kremers, S.P.J, de Vries, S.I., de Vries, N.K., & Jansen, M.W.J. (2015).

Parental Active Transportation Routines (PATRns) as a Moderator of the Association

Between Neighborhood Characteristics and Parental Influences and Active School Transportation. Environment and Behavior, 1-20.

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Authored by: 
Van Kann D.H.H.
Kremers
S.P.J
de Vries S.I.
de Vries N.K.
& Jansen M.W.J.