Predictors of cycling in college students

Lynda B. Ransdell, Susan G. Mason, Thomas Wuerzer, Ka Man Leung

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)274-284
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of American College Health
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • active transportation
  • bicycling
  • community health
  • health education
  • recreation

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  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Ransdell, L. B., Mason, S. G., Wuerzer, T., & Leung, K. M. (2013). Predictors of cycling in college students. Journal of American College Health, 61(5), 274-284. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2013.799479

Predictors of cycling in college students. / Ransdell, Lynda B.; Mason, Susan G.; Wuerzer, Thomas; Leung, Ka Man.

In: Journal of American College Health, Vol. 61, No. 5, 01.07.2013, p. 274-284.

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Ransdell, LB, Mason, SG, Wuerzer, T & Leung, KM 2013, 'Predictors of cycling in college students', Journal of American College Health, vol. 61, no. 5, pp. 274-284. https://doi.org/10.1080/07448481.2013.799479
Ransdell, Lynda B. ; Mason, Susan G. ; Wuerzer, Thomas ; Leung, Ka Man. / Predictors of cycling in college students. In: Journal of American College Health. 2013 ; Vol. 61, No. 5. pp. 274-284.
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