Examining the role of perceptions in the relationship between the built environment and walking behavior
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.This study will identify relationships between subjective measures of the built environment in the categories of transportation, land use, safety and aesthetics, and their objectively measured counterparts. In addition, the study will examine the relationships across and within the various subjective measures of the built environment across these categories. Finally, these subjective and objective measures will be included as explanatory variables in theoretical and statistical models of walking behavior in order to test these relationships.
Amount Awarded $13,395.00
Awarded on: 12/6/2006
Time frame: 1/1/2007 - 6/30/2007
Grant Number: 59448