The development of a resource for physically active school settings

Vicki R. Bradley, Justen P. O'Connor

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This project describes the development of a resource designed to facilitate the exploration of factors influencing physical activity within school settings across multiple levels. Using a socio-ecological framework, the study draws upon factors across three domains that potentially impact l)hysical activity levels within school settings: The physical environment; school ethos and policy; and the wider community environment. Following literature review, expert review and preliminary pilot testing, a 58 item, Active PASS resource was developed to explore multi-level influences on student physical activity within school settings. The resource was identified as inviting, easy to use and valuable for schools as a review and planning tool. Further refinement based upon large sample reliability testing is required to transform the resource into a more robust and reliable scale for research purposes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11-16
Number of pages6
JournalACHPER Australia Healthy Lifestyles Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Physical activity
  • School health
  • Fitness
  • Built environment

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