publication . Article . 2016

Gender equality predicts leisure-time physical activity: Benefits for both sexes across 34 countries

Shea M. Balish; Robert O. Deaner; Scott Rathwell; Daniel Rainham; Chris Blanchard;
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  • Published: 10 May 2016
  • Publisher: GBR
Abstract
Although countries’ gender equality is associated with important health outcomes, especially for females, it remains unclear whether gender equality is associated with leisure-time physical activity (LTPA). Data from 34 countries was acquired from the International Social Survey Program, the Pew Research Forum, the United Nations, and the World Bank. Separate analyses were conducted for 21,502 males and 26,652 females. Hierarchal nonlinear Bernoulli modeling was used to examine the association between gender equality and participation in LTPA. Both males and females residing in countries’ with higher gender equality were more likely (twice and three times more l...
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free text keywords: Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie, Psychologie, Social sciences, sociology, anthropology, Psychology, Frauen- und Geschlechterforschung, Freizeitforschung, Freizeitsoziologie, angewandte Psychologie, Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies, Leisure Research, Applied Psychology, Freizeitverhalten, Gesundheitsverhalten, körperliche Bewegung, Sport, geschlechtsspezifische Faktoren, Gleichstellung, internationaler Vergleich, leisure time behavior, health behavior, physical exercise, sports, gender-specific factors, affirmative action, international comparison, ddc:150, ddc:300, leisure, sex differences, cross-cultural, multilevel modeling, gender, BF1-990, Neurophysiology and neuropsychology, QP351-495, Social psychology, Leisure time, Multilevel model, Gender equality, Demography, Population, education.field_of_study, education, General Social Survey, Gross domestic product
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