Predictors of Cycling in College Students
Journal of American College Health
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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.
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.
Thirty cycling-related questions were added to the ACHA-NCHA II and a subsample of questions was analyzed.
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.
Cycling questions added to the ACHA-NCHA II can be utilized to enhance knowledge relative to cycling on college campuses.
Wuerzer, Thomas; Ransdell, Lynda B.; Mason, Susan G.; and Leung, KaMan, "Predictors of Cycling in College Students" (2013). HCBE Faculty Articles. 637.