Assessment of children's independent mobility variables by mixed method☆

In normative studies, which provide qualitative result to promote children's independent mobility (CIM), enough attention is not paid to the attitudes of children, parents and experts. Positive research that investigates CIM using measuring instruments, the researcher understanding of the study context and perceptual characteristics of children and parents is limited. The present study aims at investigating the variables of CIM using exploration and confirmatory methods, respectively. Analysis of 1896 behavioral places made possible discovering 9 selected ranges of independent mobility and 4 principles related to the promotion of CIM. Expert attitudes were assessed by Delphi technique and the exploratory principles were ranked by Shannon's entropy. Factor analysis was used to confirm the effect of 5 factors on improving CIM (N = 204). The housing type, number of floors, level of residency, street type, green-space, perceived safety and gender differences were variables related to CIM.


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  • Accession Number: 01759751
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 14 2020 3:05PM