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Table 2 Composition of the opportunities and support variables

From: Sports participation of children and adolescents in Germany: disentangling the influence of parental socioeconomic status

Variable Items
Opportunities In the area I live in, shops and businesses can be reached on foot.
From where I live, the bus and tram stops can be reached on foot.
In the area I live in, there are sports facilities that are always accessible (e.g. soccer fields).
In the area I live in, there are playgrounds.
How safe are the public leisure time facilities in the area you live in (in terms of problems with crime)?
For walking and riding a bicycle, the area I live in is … (“not very nice at all” to “very nice”).
In the area I live in, there are sports clubs.
In the area I live in, there are commercial sports providers (e.g. fitness clubs).
Support Does your father regularly do sports?
Does your mother regularly do sports?
Is your father member of a sports club?
Is your mother member of a sports club?
Does at least one of your siblings* regularly do sports?
Is at least one of your siblings* member of a sports club?
Does at least one of your friends regularly do sports?
Is at least one of your friends member of a sports club?
  1. Source: adapted from Reimers et al., 2012 [52]
  2. *Children without siblings get assigned the value 0.5