Why are some groups physically active and others not? A contrast group analysis in leisure settings

Ansgar Thiel, Hendrik Thedinga, Harald Barkhoff, Katrin Giel, Olesia Schweizer, Syra Thiel & Stephan Zipfel
Abstract Background This field study aims to investigate the determinants of physical activity of particularly active and inactive groups in their leisure environments. In order to consider the context in which physical activity occurs and to investigate whether cultural settings may influence physical activity, we conducted the study at pools in different cultural environments - Hawai’i and Germany. Methods This study presents the quantitative data of a systematic (covert) participant observation. We recorded the physical...
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