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Web URL(s):http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1618866713001003
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Author(s):Mårtensson, Fredrika; Jansson, Märit; Johansson, Maria; Raustorp, Anders; Kylin, Maria; Boldemann, Cecilia
Author Affiliation:Mårtensson: Department of Work Science, Business Economics and Environmental Psychology; Jansson and Kylin: Department of Landscape Architecture, Planning and Management, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Alnarp; Johansson: Environmental Psychology, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, Lund University, Lund; Raustorp: School of Sport Sciences, Linnaeus University, Kalmar and Department of Food and Nutrition, and Sport Science, Gothenburg University; Boldemann: Department of Public Health Sciences, Karolinska Institutet [Institute], Stockholm, Sweden
Title:The role of grennery for physical activity play at school grounds
Source:Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. Vol. 13, No. 1, 2014, p. 103-113.
# of Pages:11
Publishing Information:Jena, Germany: Urban & Fischer
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Comparisons; Fitness; Health benefits; Playgrounds; School turf; Turf values
Abstract/Contents:"Greenery is assumed to promote physical activity at school grounds by facilitating open and flexible play situations that engage many children. The role of greenery for school ground activity was investigated at two schools, one of which contained a substantial amount of greenery and the other one little greenery. All in all 197 children from 4th (1011 years) and 6th grade (1213 years), were involved in a one week field study, documenting self-reported school ground use, their favourite places and favourite activities and counting their steps by pedometer. The most common school ground activities were related to the use of balls as part of different sports, games and other playful activity. The more extensive green areas belonged to children's favourite places, but were little used, whereas settings with a mix of green and built elements in proximity to buildings were well-used favourites. Physical activity in steps was similar at the two schools, but on average girls got less of the activity they need during recess. Greenery was found important by contributing to settings attractive to visit for girls as well as boys and for younger as well as older children, if located in ways that also supported peer interaction and various games."
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Mårtensson, F., M. Jansson, M. Johansson, A. Raustorp, M. Kylin, and C. Boldemann. 2014. The role of grennery for physical activity play at school grounds. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 13(1):p. 103-113.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.ufug.2013.10.003
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