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Table 1 Operational definition of the constructs contained in the conceptual model

From: Development of a dynamic framework to explain population patterns of leisure-time physical activity through agent-based modeling

Domain Construct Operational definition Reference
Individual attributes Behavior Individual’s LTPA practice during a certain period of time -
Intention Effort the individual would employ to engage in LTPA Hagger et al. [24]
Perceived environment to practice The individual’s perception of the existence of places where LTPA is practiced and their features Nasar [31]
Social environment Proximal network’s behavior LTPA practice of the people within the person’s proximal network (friends, relatives etc.) Carron et al. [32]
Community’s behavior LTPA practice of people living in a relatively large and geographically limited area
Features of the places where LTPA is practiced Access How easily people can reach the place, including factors such as traffic, safety, physical proximity, cost and ease of transportation to it Aytur et al. [33]
Quality Attributes such as maintenance, conveniences offered, aesthetics, equipment, lighting, security and layout
Available activities Amount and types of activities available
  1. LTPA leisure-time physical activity