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Resultat
Vitenskapelig foredrag
2020

“Here, you step outside and you’re into nature.” A mixed-method study on the physical activity habits of first-generation Italian immigrants in Norway

Bidragsytere:
  • Giovanna Calogiuri og
  • Laura Terragni

Presentasjon

Navn på arrangementet: 4th Conference on Environmental Psychology 2020
Dato fra: 19. november 2020
Dato til: 20. november 2020

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig foredrag
Publiseringsår: 2020

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Tittel

“Here, you step outside and you’re into nature.” A mixed-method study on the physical activity habits of first-generation Italian immigrants in Norway

Sammendrag

Background: Physical activity (PA) is an important lifestyle factor influencing people’ health and well-being. As PA is largely shaped by people’s living environment, when people migrate to a different country drastic changes may occur in their PA habits. The purpose of this study was to investigate PA behaviour among first-generation Italian immigrants in Norway (a group that over the past 15 years has triplicated in size) and the extent to which they perceived that the physical and sociocultural environment in Norway influenced their PA habits. Methods: The data were retrieved from the study Mens Sana in Corpore Sano , which included a cross-sectional survey (n= 321) and a set of in-depth interviews (n= 14) conducted among first-generation Italian immigrants living in Norway (age ≥ 18 years). Results: Most of the respondents were sufficiently physically active, with 62% spending ≥150 min/week in moderate-to-vigorous intensity PA and 66% engaging in some PA three times/week or more. The most popular activities among the Italians were ‘active transport’ and ‘green exercise’. 54% of the Italians perceived that moving to Norway had a positive impact on their PA habits, as opposed to only 16% perceiving a negative impact –the remaining 30% reported no perceived impact. From the qualitative analysis, it emerged that accessibility to natural environments and Norway’s social norm that value outdoor recreations were important elements boosting the Italians’ PA habits, as well as their health directly. Several reported having started new outdoors activities. Conclusions: The relatively high PA levels of the Italians in Norway might contribute buffering other health challenges associated with the migration and settlement process, such as adjusting to new dietary habits and establish new social networks. Furthermore, these findings corroborates the importance of natural environments as a factor supporting and promoting an active lifestyle in the population.

Bidragsytere

Aktiv cristin-person

Giovanna Calogiuri

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for folkehelse- og idrettsvitenskap ved Høgskolen i Innlandet
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sykepleie- og helsevitenskap ved Universitetet i Sørøst-Norge
Aktiv cristin-person

Laura Terragni

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for sykepleie og helsefremmende arbeid ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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