School travel modes and children’s spatial cognition

In this study, the authors explore the relationship between transportation mode for school travel and spatial representation along home-school routes in children aged 7-12. In doing so, they seek to determine how travel modes affect the development of children's spatial cognition. Elementary school children in northern Taiwan comprise the study's sample and a two-stage survey (a general questionnaire and spatial cognitive mapping) provides the sample data. The findings reveal a positive association between the use of independent, active or non-motorized transportation modes and spatial cognition in terms of object richness and route correctness. The study supports the notion that school-home travel modes affect children's spatial cognition. It also supports previous research findings that traveling to school with an adult and via motorized transport negatively impact children's spatial cognition development.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 1578-1600
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01675745
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 24 2018 4:13PM