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School bag weight as a barrier to active transport to school among New Zealand adolescents

NZ Research Abstract

posted by Research Admin on 24 September 2018


Sandra Mandic
Roman Keller
Enrique G. Bengoechea
Antoni Moore
Kirsten J. Coppell

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Children, 5 (10), 129

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Journal article (peer reviewed)


This study was concerned with the implications of school bag weight as a barrier to adolescents’ walking and cycling to school, or active transport to school (ATS). The authors found “school bag weight was perceived a barrier to ATS and was a greater perceived barrier among users of motorized versus active transport. Perceptions of school bag weights should be considered in future ATS interventions.”

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Built environment and active transport to school (BEATS) Study