Lee, Sarah M.; Tudor-Locke, Catrine
September 2005
American Journal of Health Studies;2005, Vol. 20 Issue 3/4, p212
Academic Journal
This study was conducted as part of a needs assessment that examined the perceived barriers and resources necessary for the journey to and from school among 6[sup th]-grade boys and girls. Three focus groups were conducted with children who reported commuting by car, walking or biking. All data were coded and categorized to allow patterns and themes to emerge. For both passive and active commuters, personal safety and traffic concerns emerged as consistent themes. This information is relevant to the examination of commuting choices among children. It also reveals themes that may inform the development of programs aimed at promoting safe, active commuting.


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