Physical activity and rural young people's sense of place
journal contributionposted on 15.02.2010, 09:39 by Jessica Lee, Rebecca Abbott
This paper explores rural young people’s perceptions of their local environments in relation to their experiences with physical activities through the use of visual methodologies. The main findings from map, photo and interview data from thirteen rural young Australians included the importance of friends, family, and gender structures which are discussed in relation to developing a sense of place and how this shapes their experience in physical activities. The findings highlight the importance of sociocultural issues and raises questions regarding measuring physical activity prompting further qualitative research to inform sustainable and equitable physical activity promotion initiatives for rural young people.
- Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences