We examined the moderating effects of parent perceptions of the neighbourhood environment on associations between objectively measured neighbourhood environment attributes and physical activity among pre-schoolers. The number of neighbourhood parks was positively associated with pre-schooler energetic play when parents had above average perceptions of access to services. Objectively measured street connectivity was associated with fewer minutes of energetic play when pedestrian and traffic safety was perceived to be below average by parents. Greater understanding of the role played by parents in pre-schooler's exposure to physically active supportive environments is needed to inform environmental interventions for specific age groups.
Bibliografisk noteFunding Information:
The PLAYCE Study was funded by the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway; No. 24219 and 32018). This work is part of the BEACHES Project which is a joint initiative between Telethon Kids Institute, University of Western Australia and Swansea University. The BEACHES Project is funded by the UKRI-NHMRC Built Environment Prevention Research Scheme (grant number GNT1192764 and MR/T039329/1). This work is supported (partially) by the Australian Government through the Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course (CE200100025). Hayley Christian is supported by an Australian National Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship (102549).