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dc.contributor.authorRai, R.
dc.contributor.authorJongenelis, M.
dc.contributor.authorJackson, B.
dc.contributor.authorNewton, R.
dc.contributor.authorPettigrew, Simone
dc.identifier.citationRai, R. and Jongenelis, M. and Jackson, B. and Newton, R. and Pettigrew, S. 2018. Exploring Factors Associated With Physical Activity in Older Adults: An Ecological Approach. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 27: pp. 343-353.

According to ecological models of behavior, the physical environment can influence physical activity engagement by a series of mediating and moderating processes. This study tested such a model to identify factors relevant to older adults' engagement in moderate-vigorous physical activity. Sociodemographic, psychological, physical, and environmental factors were assessed in 432 Western Australians aged 60 and older. Moderate-vigorous physical activity was measured objectively using accelerometers. No environmental variables were related to engagement in moderate-vigorous physical activity either directly or indirectly. However, various individual-level factors were significant, indicating that these may be more important than environmental factors in locations such as Australia that have generally conducive environments and ambient conditions.

dc.publisherHuman Kinetics Inc
dc.titleExploring Factors Associated With Physical Activity in Older Adults: An Ecological Approach
dc.typeJournal Article
dcterms.source.titleJournal of Aging and Physical Activity

Accepted author manuscript version reprinted, by permission, from Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 2018, 27 (3): pp. 343-353, © Human Kinetics, Inc.

curtin.departmentSchool of Psychology
curtin.accessStatusOpen access

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