Investigating the Impact of the Environmental and Spatial Dimension of the Health Sidewalks of Ardabil on People's Tendency to Participate in Physical Activity

Document Type : Original Article


1 Professor of sport Management,University of Mohaghegh Ardabili. Ardabil, Iran

2 Ph.D. Candidate of Sport Management, University of Mohaghegh Ardabili, Ardabil, Iran


Purpose: This study aimed to investigate the effect of the environmental and spatial aspects of healthy pedestrian paths on the tendency of people to participate in physical activity in the city of Ardabil, Iran.
Methods: This research possesses an applied purpose and contains descriptive and field research methodology. The statistical population of this study was formed by a large number of people who used the health walkways of Ardabil for exercise and recreation. In this research, 545 people completed the questionnaire and according to Morgan's table, 384 people were randomly selected as the statistical sample of this research. Descriptive statistics and inferential statistical methods were used for appropriate evaluation and analysis, which were derived from the tables, frequencies, percentages, averages, and standard deviations. In addition, the median distribution was used to determine the normality of the data, the one-sample t-test was used to test the research hypotheses, and multiple regression was used for intragroup correlation. To check and analyze the obtained information, SPSS 26 was used, with a significance level of P≤0.05.
Results: The findings of the current study showed that there was a statistically significant difference in the average environmental and spatial dimensions of the Health Sidewalks in Ardabil on the tendency of people to participate in physical activity (P≤0.001).
Conclusion: The results of the present research showed that the aesthetic elements under the influence of different components significantly increased the tendency of citizens toward physical activity.