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Commuting in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Exploring Midlife Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Active Transportation

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dc.contributor.author Johnston, Kate E.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-09-16T12:17:43Z
dc.date.available 2010-09-16T12:17:43Z
dc.date.issued 2010-09-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/13081
dc.description.abstract Nova Scotia is one of the least active provinces in Canada and is experiencing rising levels of obesity and related diseases. Women in Canada have low rates of participation in physical activity, despite the many benefits. The purpose of this research was to develop an understanding of how the built, natural and social environments act as enablers and barriers to the use of active transportation for midlife women. A qualitative, grounded theory approach was used in conjunction with a feminist perspective to explore the research topic. Findings suggest that the characteristics of the route and region, the presence or lack of support, and the perceived value and benefits of active transportation affect the type of transportation mode that is selected for commuting. Findings also reveal the ways that women respond to and overcome barriers. Implications for health promotion and future research are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject midlife women en_US
dc.subject physical activity en_US
dc.subject health promotion en_US
dc.subject active transportation en_US
dc.subject walking en_US
dc.subject cycling en_US
dc.subject Halifax en_US
dc.subject women en_US
dc.subject transportation en_US
dc.subject built environment en_US
dc.subject responsibilities en_US
dc.subject natural environment en_US
dc.subject social environment en_US
dc.subject workplace en_US
dc.subject commuting en_US
dc.title Commuting in Halifax, Nova Scotia: Exploring Midlife Women's Perceptions and Experiences of Active Transportation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2010-07-20
dc.contributor.department School of Health & Human Performance en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Arts en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Dr. Wendy Young en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Dr. Anita Unruh en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Lois Jackson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Renee Lyons en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Patricia Manuel en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Dr. Wendy Young en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Dr. Lois Jackson en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Received en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US

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