Special Issue "Active Transportation and Independent Mobility in Children and Adolescents"
A special issue of Children (ISSN 2227-9067).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 September 2020).
Interests: phyiscal activity and public health; domain-specific physical activity in children and adolescents; nationwide monitoring of physical activity and its determinants; measurement of physical activity; gender- and diversity-sensitive physical activity promotion
Active transportation and independent mobility contribute to the level of physical activity in children and adolescents and are associated with a range of physical and psychosocial health benefits. Despite this, we know that many children and young people do not spend much time in active and independent mobility, and instead, they are often driven by their parent or other caregivers. Active transportation and independent mobility during childhood and adolescence are complex behaviors which are influenced by various factors at all socioecological levels. The accurate measurement of both behaviors is a major challenge to researchers and is often based on a combination of different methods. To improve active transportation and independent mobility effective, intervention strategies drawing on the influencing factors should be developed and carefully evaluated.
The goal of this Special Edition is to provide a wide-reaching snapshot of active transportation research in children and adolescents. Thus, this Special Issue is dedicated to describing existing gaps, as well as the achievements made in active transportation research. Both reviews and original research will be considered for publication. Examples include but are not limited to manuscripts discussing temporal trends, levels, intervention strategies, measurement methods, and health and physical activity outcomes of children’s and youth’s active transportation and independent mobility behaviors.
Prof. Dr. Anne Kerstin Reimers
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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- Temporal trends and determinants of active transportation and independent mobility in children and youth
- Effectiveness of interventions to promote active transportation and independent mobility
- Innovative strategies to foster active transportation with digital technologies
- The use of creative methodologies to capture active transportation and independent mobility
- The role of active transportation in child development and healthy growth
- The interplay of active transportation and physical activity in other settings
- The contribution of active transportation to daily physical activity and meeting physical activity recommendations
- International comparison of active transportation environments for children and adolescents
- Critical weighting of risk of accidents and health outcomes of active transportation and independent mobility
- Children`s perspectives on active transportation and independent mobility