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Ahrentzen, S and Tural, E (2015) The role of building design and interiors in ageing actively at home. Building Research & Information, 43(05), 582-601.

Aminian, S, Hinckson, E A and Stewart, T (2015) Modifying the classroom environment to increase standing and reduce sitting. Building Research & Information, 43(05), 631-45.

Brookfield, K, Fitzsimons, C, Scott, I, Mead, G, Starr, J, Thin, N, Tinker, A and Ward Thompson, C (2015) The home as enabler of more active lifestyles among older people. Building Research & Information, 43(05), 616-30.

Duncan, M J, Short, C, Rashid, M, Cutumisu, N, Vandelanotte, C and Plotnikoff, R C (2015) Identifying correlates of breaks in occupational sitting: a cross-sectional study. Building Research & Information, 43(05), 646-58.

  • Type: Journal Article
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  • ISBN/ISSN: 0961-3218
  • URL: https://doi.org/10.1080/09613218.2015.1045712
  • Abstract:
    Office workers are commonly targeted in interventions to modify their sitting behaviour, yet there is limited evidence of the correlates of breaks in sitting to inform intervention development. This study identifies the individual, workplace and spatial configuration correlates of the frequency of breaks in sitting (number/hour) in office workers (n = 5531) stratified by office type (private-enclosed, shared, open plan). All behaviours and potential correlates were measured via self-report using an online cross-sectional survey. Regression analyses revealed age was the only socio-demographic characteristic associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in all office types. Greater job autonomy and local connectivity were positively associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in shared and open-plan offices. In open-plan offices co-worker proximity was negatively associated with frequency of breaks in sitting. Co-worker visibility was positively associated with frequency of breaks in sitting in all office types. This study demonstrates that individual, workplace and spatial configuration factors are all associated with the frequency of breaks in sitting and that these relationships differ by office type. These observations extend prior studies that have only examined correlates at a single level (e.g. the individual). This evidence could be useful to guide future interventions in the design of workplaces to increase breaks in sitting and workers' physical activity.

Lu, Z, Rodiek, S, Shepley, M M and Tassinary, L G (2015) Environmental influences on indoor walking behaviours of assisted living residents. Building Research & Information, 43(05), 602-15.

Ucci, M, Law, S, Andrews, R, Fisher, A, Smith, L, Sawyer, A and Marmot, A (2015) Indoor school environments, physical activity, sitting behaviour and pedagogy: a scoping review. Building Research & Information, 43(05), 566-81.