MATEC Web Conf.
Volume 181, 2018The 1st International Symposium on Transportation Studies for Developing Countries (ISTSDC 2017)
|Number of page(s)||9|
|Section||Social and Environmental Aspects of Transportation|
|Published online||30 July 2018|
Psycho-social attributes and quality of life: Overview and pilot study of commuters’ travel behaviour
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Department of Environmental Engineering, Johor, Malaysia
2 Universiti Teknologi MARA Depart. of Business and Management, Shah Alam, Malaysia
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As metropolitan cities have improved and upgraded their public transport infrastructure to encourage higher public transport ridership, the next challenges understand factors that influence the individuals’ travel behaviour. Psycho-Social Attributes and Quality of Life are important elements to study the public transport ridership in metropolitan cities. This paper offers a short overview of the role of psycho-social and quality of life in understanding the travel behaviour of public transport in cities. The paper explores attributes such as social norms, personal norms, freedom, safety and comfort that have an impact on travel behaviour. Twenty-nine participants took part in the pilot study. Partial Least Square was used to analyze data. Results showed psycho-social attributes has strong direct relationship to travel behaviour while quality of life can be a good support for travel behaviour. Recommendation and suggestion are discussed.
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