Impact of Transport Disadvantage on Education of High School Population of the City of Zagreb

Today, transport disadvantage is a very spread out phenomenon which can influence an individual's need and opportunities. According to scientific literature, youth are often considered a transport disadvantaged part of the society. Their dependence on other people in the aspect of transportation greatly influences their everyday life. In many ways a crucial segment of youth's life is education. The aim of this paper is to investigate the influence of transport disadvantage on some segments of the education of a high school population of the City of Zagreb. The population of interest comprised 826 high school students of high schools in the City of Zagreb. The research was based on travel time, due to the fact that transport disadvantage is a function of accessibility and mobility. Students' attitudes regarding the influence of transportation on education, as well as the correlation between travel time and academic achievement or the pupils' absence from the school, respectively, were investigated in this paper. Research was conducted and analysed using quantitative, as well as qualitative methods. Data were obtained through questionnaire survey and analysed via regression and correlation methods. In order to deepen the research of the specific problems in the high school population, additional research was performed in eight focus groups of high school students of the City of Zagreb. Data analysis showed a significant correlation between travel time and academic achievements of pupils, as well as a correlation between travel time and absence from the school. It was also found that travel time negatively affected the attitude of pupils regarding the influence of transportation on their education. These results are strongly supported by states collected through focus group research.

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 789-800
  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of Second International Conference on Traffic and Transport Engineering (ICTTE)

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  • Accession Number: 01604048
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9788691615321
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 27 2016 2:02PM