Social neighborhood environment and sport participation among Dutch adults
does sports location matter?
Kramer, D., Stronks, K., Maas, J., Wingen, M., & Kunst, A.E. (2014). Social neighborhood environment and sport participation among Dutch adults: does sports location matter?.
Studies on the relation between the social neighborhood environment and sports participation have produced inconsistent results. Use of generic sports outcomes may have obscured associations only apparent for sports at certain locations. This study aims to assess the association between the social neighborhood environment and three location-specific sports outcomes. The results suggest that a positive social neighborhood environment enhances sports participation, but that this impact depends on the location of the sports activity. This study highlights the importance of using location-specific sports outcomes when assessing environmental determinants.