Social ecological influences on work-related active commuting among adults

Melissa Bopp, Andrew T. Kaczynski, Matthew E. Campbell

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Abstract

Objective: To examine influences on active commuting (AC) behavior using a social ecological framework. Methods: Participants (N = 1234) responded to an online survey about AC patterns and social ecological influences on AC. Multiple regression analysis determined the relative influence of individual, interpersonal, institutional, community, and environmental levels on AC. Results: Significant relationships were found between AC and individual, interpersonal, institutional, community, and environmental influences; 70% of the variance in AC was explained with the full model. Conclusions: The social ecological model provides a framework for understanding a range of influences on AC and should inform strategies to improve AC behavior.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)543-554
Number of pages12
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume37
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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