Irina van Aalst's research while affiliated with Utrecht University and other places

Publications (2)

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This systematic review discusses 25 recent studies (from 2000 to 2019, 13 quantitative and 12 qualitative) on the associations between neighbourhood characteristics and outdoor play of children (7–14 years old). Both physical and social contexts are shown to influence outdoor play, though studies differ on which elements matter most. Play‐friendly...
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A considerable number of children face the divorce or separation of their parents globally every year. As parental divorce is often accompanied by changes in the home and social environment of adolescents, they may experience a diminished sense of belonging to one or multiple social contexts, such as the family, school, peer group, or neighborhood,...

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... Previous work on urban environments and child movement behaviors, including OFP, has often focused on middle childhood and youth, as parental supervision decreases and independent mobility increases [17]. Several recent reviews examined correlates of outdoor play, time, or physical activity [18][19][20][21], considering broader age ranges [18][19][20], older ages [21], or exclusively qualitative [18] or quantitative evidence [19,20,22]. Lambert et al. [19] found moderate evidence that lower traffic volumes, yard access, and neighborhood greenness was associated with outdoor time in early to midchildhood and adolescence. ...