Skip to main content

Table 4 First field testing (N = 190): Pearson correlations between the ALPHA questionnaire and ALPHA short with long last 7 day IPAQ, stratified by sex (only statistically significant values are shown).

From: Measuring physical activity-related environmental factors: reliability and predictive validity of the European environmental questionnaire ALPHA

ALPHA & IPAQ          
Name of the scale (number of items in the questionnaire) Sexa Total PA MVPA Walking for transport Cycling for transport Total transport Total walking Leisure time PA Home PA
Density score (1a, 1b, 1c) Male         
  Female    0.20*    0.21*   
Distance to local facilities (2a to 2h) Male -   -0.33**     -0.32**  
  Female 0.25*   -0.20*      
Availability of sidewalks (3c, 3d) Male    0.32*      
  Female   -0.20*   -0.19*     
Maintenance (4a, 4b, 4c, 4d) Male      0.30*    
  Female         
Safety from traffic (reversed 5b, 5c, 5d) Male         
  Female    -0.31**   -0.30** -0.22* 0.22*  
Aesthetics (6b, 6c, 6d) Male         
  Female   0.19* -0.25**   -0.23*    
Cycling and walking network (7a, 7d) Male       0.24*   
  Female         
Connectivity (7b, 7c, 7d) Male       0.28*   
  Female         
Home environment (8a to 8f) Male        0.38**  
  Female         0.20*
Workplace or study environment (9a to 9j) Male   0.33**   0.25*    0.34**  
  Female         
ALPHA short & IPAQ          
Total sum of 11 items Male   0.34**      0.25*  
  Female     0.21*     
  1. a men: N = 70, women: N = 120
  2. Total_PA: total minutes PA/week (low, moderate, vigorous in all domains); MVPA:total minutes PA/week at moderate to vigorous intensity; walking for transport: total minutes transport-related walking/week; Cycling for transport: total minutes transport-related cycling/week; Total transport: total minutes PA/week by active transportation (walking and/or cycling for transport); Total walking: total minutes walking/week (job, transport, leisure time); Leisure time PA:total minutes PA/week in leisure time; Home PA: total minutes PA/week in and around the house (inclusive gardening); * p < 0.05; ** p < 0.01