Capturing the geography of children's active and sedentary behaviours at home: the HomeSPACE measurement tool

Maitland, C, Foster, S, Stratton, G, Braham, R and Rosenberg, M 2018, 'Capturing the geography of children's active and sedentary behaviours at home: the HomeSPACE measurement tool', Children's Geographies, pp. 1-18.


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Title Capturing the geography of children's active and sedentary behaviours at home: the HomeSPACE measurement tool
Author(s) Maitland, C
Foster, S
Stratton, G
Braham, R
Rosenberg, M
Year 2018
Journal name Children's Geographies
Start page 1
End page 18
Total pages 18
Publisher Routledge
Abstract Children spend much of their time at home, indoors and sedentary. This study reports on the development, exploratory factor analysis, validity and reliability of the HomeSPACE Instrument. The instrument assesses features of the home physical environment that influence children's sedentary behaviour and physical activity, and the family influences that create this environment. The space and equipment audit achieved good to excellent criterion validity and test-retest reliability for equipment, outdoor features and home design measures (Study 1, n = 36 parents). Family influence scales showed acceptable internal consistency and test-retest reliability (Study 2, n = 96 parents). Factor analysis highlighted fifteen scales to assess the importance, preferences and supportiveness of the home environment for activity. The HomeSPACE Instrument extends previous tools to provide a valid and reliable assessment of home influences on children's sedentary behaviour and physical activity, that is adaptable for varying home physical environments.
Subject Health Promotion
Built Environment and Design not elsewhere classified
Keyword(s) children
Home
physical activity
sedentary behaviour
space
DOI - identifier 10.1080/14733285.2018.1493431
Copyright notice © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
ISSN 1473-3285
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