What brings youth to recreational parks?

Zainol, R. and Au-Yong, C.P. (2016) What brings youth to recreational parks? Planning Malaysia, 14. pp. 67-80. ISSN 1675-6215

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.21837/pmjournal.v14.i5.184

Abstract

Locations of recreational parks are said to have a direct influence on youth physical activities. However, there is still a lack of studies on youth activities at recreational parks. Thus, this study examines the relationship between reasons and habit of youth going to recreational parks through a questionnaire survey. Variables that are measured include enjoying the outdoors, use a particular facility at the park, play sports, picnic and general activities, walk or ride a bicycle for exercise and meeting friends. Logistic regression analysis reveals youths are most likely to visit the park for playing sports, walking or riding a bicycle, provided the facilities and amenities are available. Hence, planning, implementation and maintenance of recreational park play a significant role in promoting outdoor activities and active lifestyle among the youth.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Physical activity; Recreational facilities; Habit; Youth; Recreational parks; Logistic regression analysis
Subjects: T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of the Built Environment
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 16 May 2018 07:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2018 07:21
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/18702

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