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Citation

Yang P, Dai S, Xu H, Ju P. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018; 15(11): e15112458.

Affiliation

Shenzhen Tourism College, Jinan University, Shenzhen 518053, China. jupeng@sz.jnu.edu.cn.

Copyright

(Copyright © 2018, MDPI: Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute)

DOI

10.3390/ijerph15112458

PMID

30400383

Abstract

Long-distance collective walking is a popular activity in cities across China. However, related research is limited, creating a research gap to explore participants' dynamic experience and related influential factors. Therapeutic mobilities theory explores the relationships among walking, health, and well-being from a qualitative perspective. Based on therapeutic mobilities theory, following a systematic process, this study develops a scale to quantitatively estimate the perceived environmental, personal, and social factors that may influence health and well-being. By applying construal level theory, this paper further hypothesizes that personality traits and familiarity moderate environmental, personal, and social perceptions. Data were collected with a paper survey (n = 926) from the "Shenzhen 100 km Walking" event. The findings highlight that long-distance collective walkers have comparatively greater experiences of health and well-being in three aspects: positive social interaction, individual development, and environmental understanding. Personality traits, familiarity, and gender moderate this well-being experience. Theoretical and managerial implications are discussed.


Language: en

Keywords

collective leisure activity; long-distance walking; urban leisure; walking event; well-being experience

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