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Contributions of non-urban state parks to youth physical activity: A case study in northern GeorgiaAuthor(s): Lincoln R. Larson; Jason W. Whiting; Gary T. Green; J.M. Bowker
Source: Journal of Park and Recreation Administration
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Southern Research Station
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DescriptionA growing body of research has documented positive relationships among youth physical activity levels and park use. However, most investigations to date have focused on municipal parks, and relatively little is known about the physical activity levels of racially and ethnically diverse populations of youth using different types of parks in non-urban settings. This exploratory case study addressed these resaarch gaps by examining the influence of non-urban state parks on the physical activity of youth in northern Georgia.
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CitationLarson, Lincoln R.; Whiting, Jason W.; Green, Gary T.; Bowker, J.M. 2015. Contributions of non-urban state parks to youth physical activity: A case study in northern Georgia. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration 33(2): 20-36. 17 p.
Keywordschildren, parks, physical activity, race/ethnicity, recreation
- Physical activity of youth in non-urban parks: an observation-based assessment
- Physical activity levels and preferences of ethnically diverse visitors to Georgia State Parks
- Physical activity among Hispanic/Latino and non-Hispanic/Latino white visitors to urban-proximate public lands
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