STRUCTURAL MODELS FOR THE ANALYSIS OF TRAVELLER ATTITUDE - BEHAVIOUR RELATIONSHIPS

Traveller attitudes and behaviour have been shown to correlate in numerous previous studies. However, the correlation by itself leaves open the nature of the interrelationships between traveller attitudes and behaviour. For example, attitudes could either cause or be caused by behaviour. In fact, both options are concurrently possible. Structural equations are applied to a set of data gathered from Los Angeles central business district workers to ascertain the direction and nature of interrelationships between attitudes and behaviour with respect to frequency of taking the bus to work. A mutual dependence between attitudes and behaviour is demonstrated in the context of this dataset and behavioural choice situation; behaviour and attitudes concurrently cause each other. In addition, it is found that two attitudinal components, perceptions of and affect toward a mode, function differently with respect to travel behaviour.(a) /TRRL/

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    Elsevier Science

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  • Authors:
    • Dobson, Richard
    • Dunbar, F
    • Smith, C J
    • Reibstein, D
    • Lovelock, C
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

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  • Features: Figures; References;
  • Pagination: p. 351-363
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  • Accession Number: 00193934
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 13 1981 12:00AM