Understanding physical activity environmental correlates: increased specificity for ecological models

Exerc Sport Sci Rev. 2005 Oct;33(4):175-81. doi: 10.1097/00003677-200510000-00005.


Ecological models are now used to understand the complex array of factors that influence physical activity, resulting in a greater emphasis on environmental correlates. This selective review examines whether the predictive capacity of these models could be improved if behavior-specific measures of the environment were used to predict context-specific behaviors.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Behavioral Research
  • Environment*
  • Humans
  • Models, Theoretical*
  • Motor Activity*
  • Residence Characteristics
  • Walking