Understanding active school travel through the Behavioural Ecological Model

This article presents a behavioral conceptual model of active school travel (AST). The focus is on the role of potential antecedents and potential reinforcers. By providing an alternate formulation of AST, the authors hope to inform the development of behavior change interventions to increase AST. A literature review provides data on current AST formulations, the use of the behavioral ecological model (BEM) outside of AST, and potential antecedents/reinforcers for AST and for motorized travel. A suggestion for increasing AST, consistent with the BEM, is to provide immediate consequences such as the earning of prizes. The article concludes with the strengths and limitations of the BEM.


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  • Accession Number: 01699101
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 2019 3:22PM