Studying urban Hispanic perceptions of environment and activity among kids (UHPEAK)

The Foundation's Active Living Research program was designed to support investigator-initiated research to identify and assess structural, environmental, and policy changes with the potential to increase population levels of physical activity.The goals of this project are to assess the intention to be physically active among fifth-grade Hispanic children in home, school, and park environments; explore the association between intention to be physically active and actual physical activity; assess perceptions among these children and their mothers about the physical activity friendliness of home, school, and park environments; assess the relationship of objective environmental cues to intention to be physically active at home, school, and park environments; and explore multi-level factors that are associated with the intention to be active at home, school, and park environments among fifth-grade Hispanic boys and girls. Demographic information, anthropomorphic measures, and objective environmental cues will be collected at children's schools, parks, and at home. This study will employ Ecological Momentary Assessment and accelerometry.

Grant Details

Amount Awarded $150,000.00

Awarded on: 1/9/2008

Time frame: 1/15/2008 - 1/14/2010

Grant Number: 63755

Grantee

University of Houston College of Education

214 Frish Hall
Houston, TX, 77204-5023

713-743-5000
Website

Norma E. Olvera
Project Director

713-743-9848
Email