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Gender equity in health and the influence of intrapersonal factors on adolescent girls' decisions to bicycle to school

NZ Research Abstract

posted by WM Admin on 6 August 2018


Jillian Frater
Simon Kingham

Year of Publication



Journal of Transport Geography, 71, 130-138

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Journal article (peer reviewed)

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Focus groups held with adolescent girls at three Christchurch high schools revealed that girls' decisions to cycle to school were affected by "... injunctive and descriptive cycling norms in relation to both friends and parents, in addition to concerns about image, being social, being feminine and shunning physical activity, gender attribution, cycling confidence and personal security concerns". The authors discuss the implications of these findings.

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