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dc.contributor.authorTurrell, Gavin
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Michele
dc.contributor.authorO'Flaherty, Martin
dc.contributor.authorBurton, Nicola
dc.contributor.authorGiskes, Katrina
dc.contributor.authorGiles-Corti, Billie
dc.contributor.authorWilson, Lee-Ann
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-04T05:34:46Z
dc.date.available2018-01-04T05:34:46Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.issn1543-3080
dc.identifier.doi10.1123/jpah.8.6.829
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/356305
dc.description.abstractBackground: Further development of high quality measures of neighborhood perceptions will require extensions and refinements to our existing approaches to reliability assessment. This study examined the test-retest reliability of perceptions of the neighborhood environment by socioeconomic status (SES). Methods: Test and retest surveys were conducted using a mail survey method with persons aged 40 to 65 years (n = 222, 78.2% response rate). SES was measured using the respondent’s education level and the socioeconomic characteristics of their neighborhood of residence. Reliability was assessed using intraclass correlations (ICC) estimated with random coefficient models. Results: Overall, the 27 items had moderate-to-substantial reliability (ICC = 0.41−0.74). Few statistically significant differences were found in ICC between the education groups or neighborhoods, although the ICCs were significantly larger among the low SES for items that measured perceptions of neighborhood greenery, interesting things to see, litter, traffic volume and speed, crime, and rowdy youth on the streets. Conclusion: For the majority of the items, poor reliability and subsequent exposure misclassification is no more or less likely among low educated respondents and residents of disadvantaged neighborhoods. Estimates of the association between neighborhood perceptions and physical activity therefore are likely to be similarly precise irrespective of the respondent’s socioeconomic background.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherHuman Kinetics
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom829
dc.relation.ispartofpageto840
dc.relation.ispartofissue6
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Physical Activity & Health
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSociology not elsewhere classified
dc.subject.fieldofresearchHuman Movement and Sports Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPublic Health and Health Services
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160899
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1106
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1117
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.titleTest-Retest Reliability of Perceptions of the Neighborhood Environment for Physical Activity by Socioeconomic Status
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
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gro.rights.copyright© 2011 Human Kinetics. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorBurton, Nicola W.


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