So-Ra Baek, Samina Raja and collaborators how the cultural backgrounds of caregivers influence their perceptions and attitudes toward their children's active commuting to school.
Caregivers in a suburban school district reported low rates of active commuting among children. Domestic and foreign-born caregivers differed in their perceptions of safety from crime.
In addition, foreign-born caregivers who are more acculturated tend to be more reluctant to allow children's active commuting to school in the near future, compared to foreign-born caregivers who are less acculturated. Cultural factors and perceptions of safety from crime should be considered in the development of programs that promote active commuting to school.
Children, Youth and Environments