Predictors of cycling in college students

Lynda B. RANSDELL, Susan G. MASON, Thomas WUERZER, Ka Man LEUNG

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Abstract

Objectives: To (1) assess cycling-related questions that have been added to the electronic version of the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA), (2) examine cycling prevalence, and (3) identify predictors of cycling in college students. Participants: Predominately female (69%), undergraduate (89%), and white (85%) students (N = 949) from a large, urban, northwestern, bicycle-friendly university completed the electronic version of the ACHA-NCHA II. Methods: Thirty cycling-related questions were added to the ACHA-NCHA II and a subsample of questions was analyzed. Results: Cycling questions added to the ACHA-NCHA II scale were reliable and valid, based on the psychometric data analysis. More than half (59%) of this sample cycled; of those, 58% cycled for transportation and 44% for recreation. Facilitators and barriers to cycling were different for cycling in general and cycling for transportation. Conclusions: Cycling questions added to the ACHA-NCHA II can be utilized to enhance knowledge relative to cycling on college campuses. Copyright © 2013 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)274-284
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume61
Issue number5
Early online dateJun 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Citation

Ransdell, L. B., Mason, S. G., Wuerzer, T., & Leung, K. M. (2013). Predictors of cycling in college students. Journal of American College Health, 61(5), 274-284. doi: 10.1080/07448481.2013.799479

Keywords

  • Active transportation
  • Bicycling
  • Community health
  • Health education
  • Recreation

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