HCBE Faculty Articles

Title

Predictors of Cycling in College Students

Document Type

Article

Date

7-2013

Publication Title

Journal of American College Health

ISSN or ISBN

0744-8481

Volume

61

Issue

5

First Page

274

Last Page

284

Description

OBJECTIVES:

To (1) assess cycling-related questions that have been added to the electronic version of the American College Health Association National College Health Assessment II (ACHA-NCHA), (2) examine cycling prevalence, and (3) identify predictors of cycling in college students.

PARTICIPANTS:

Predominately female (69%), undergraduate (89%), and white (85%) students (N = 949) from a large, urban, northwestern, bicycle-friendly university completed the electronic version of the ACHA-NCHA II.

METHODS:

Thirty cycling-related questions were added to the ACHA-NCHA II and a subsample of questions was analyzed.

RESULTS:

Cycling questions added to the ACHA-NCHA II scale were reliable and valid, based on the psychometric data analysis. More than half (59%) of this sample cycled; of those, 58% cycled for transportation and 44% for recreation. Facilitators and barriers to cycling were different for cycling in general and cycling for transportation.

CONCLUSIONS:

Cycling questions added to the ACHA-NCHA II can be utilized to enhance knowledge relative to cycling on college campuses.

DOI

10.1080/07448481.2013.799479

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