Studies have shown that communities exist within a broader environment and it is important to consider how different levels interact and influence physical activity (PA) engagement. Guided by the social ecological model (SEM), a service-learning project was completed via observations at a Chicago Private School for a service-learning project and interactions with faculty, students, and community members. Results were directly connected to the SEM and two themes emerged: 1) the community contained an abundant amount of safe spaces for PA engagement and 2) the school displayed a supportive and positive attitude toward PA. The purpose of this study was to examine the role the community and school played in children’s PA levels.
Crost, Carolyn R. and Maljak, Kimberly Dr.
"Using a Social Ecological Model to Examine the Role that the Community Plays Regarding Children's Opportunities to be Physically Active,"
SPACE: Student Perspectives About Civic Engagement: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.nl.edu/space/vol5/iss1/4