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Title: Physical activity and rural young people's sense of place
Authors: Lee, Jessica
Abbott, Rebecca
Keywords: Rural young people
Physical activity
Place
Maps
Photos
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: LEE, J. and ABBOTT, R., 2009. Physical activity and rural young people's sense of place. Children's Geographies, 7 (2), pp. 191-208
Abstract: This paper explores rural young people’s perceptions of their local environments in relation to their experiences with physical activities through the use of visual methodologies. The main findings from map, photo and interview data from thirteen rural young Australians included the importance of friends, family, and gender structures which are discussed in relation to developing a sense of place and how this shapes their experience in physical activities. The findings highlight the importance of sociocultural issues and raises questions regarding measuring physical activity prompting further qualitative research to inform sustainable and equitable physical activity promotion initiatives for rural young people.
Description: This is an article from the journal, Children's Geographies [© Taylor and Francis] and the definitive version is available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733280902798894
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1080/14733280902798894
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/5937
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14733280902798894
ISSN: 1473-3285
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences)

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