Latent Class Analysis of Leisure Activity Patterns: Segments and Their Covariates

Leisure trips become increasingly more important for transportation planning. For example, the growing group of older adults will become more involved in a variety of leisure activities, which in turn will lead to increased transport demands. Furthermore, the domain of transportation planning nowadays also includes social policy issues such as social exclusion and public health. Out-of-home leisure activities play an important role in the quality of life, support social interaction, prevent isolation and are instrumental to better health. In particular, problems of obesity may be reduced if the environment (provision and accessibility) stimulates participation in active out-of-home leisure activities and the use of non-motorized transport models. The aim of this study is to find classes describing the intensity and nature of people’s participation in leisure activities and to analyze the relationship between leisure activity participation and characteristics of the built environment, depending on socio-demographic characteristics. Diary data from 803 respondents living in the Eindhoven region in the Netherlands were used. Four segments that differ with regard to their leisure activity participation were identified, and a modest impact of the degree of urbanization and green space accessibility was found.


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  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 17
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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  • Accession Number: 01047324
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-0484
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 5:04PM