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Exploring the Effect of Perceptions on Children’s Physical Activity in Varying Geographic Contexts: Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Examine a Cross-Sectional Dataset

Exploring the Effect of Perceptions on Children’s Physical Activity in Varying Geographic Contexts: Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Examine a Cross-Sectional Dataset

There is an ongoing trend of low levels of physical activity amongst children in Canada, which is a huge concern for population health. Physical activity is associated with various physical, mental and social health benefits; the type, duration, and intensity of the physical activity plays a large role in this association. There have been suggestions […]

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‘Nature makes people happy, that’s what it sort of means:’ children’s definitions and perceptions of nature in rural Northwestern Ontario

Time spent in nature benefits children’s mental, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive health and development. Yet, children are spending less and less time in natural environments. There is still a lot we don’t know about children’s perspectives of their connections with nature and what nature means to them. This study used focus groups with rural […]

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Playing with Poetry, Poetic Representation of Research in Children’s Geographies of Nature and Adventurous Play

Children’s interaction with nature is known to be beneficial to their physical, mental, and social well-being, all of which have been documented from a traditional approach.  The research team, composed of Stephanie E. Coen, Suzanne Tillmann, Christina R. Ergler, Cara McGuire, and Jason A. Gilliland, questioned whether unconventional forms of representation would add benefits to […]

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