Role of Children in Parents’ Car Use Behavior

  • Shideh Ehteshamrad Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Pol-e Nasr, Jalale-e Al-Ahmad Highway, Tehran, 14115-116, Iran (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
  • Mahmood Saffarzadeh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Pol-e Nasr, Jalale-e Al-Ahmad Highway, Tehran, 14115-116, Iran (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
  • Amir Reza Mamdoohi Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Pol-e Nasr, Jalale-e Al-Ahmad Highway, Tehran, 14115-116, Iran (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tarbiat Modares University, Iran)
Keywords: car use behavior, children’s school trips, commuting trips, Theory of planned behavior.

Abstract

This paper demonstrated how related variables of children’s school trips and the principle factors of the theory of planned behavior(TPB) influence parents’ car use behavior along with socio demographic factors. An urban Iranian sample from Tehran, consisting of parents (men and women) with primary-school children was asked to fill in physical questionnaires. Sample characteristics next revealed by descriptive statistics. A block regression analysis was utilized to explore first; how TPB’s factors and second; how children’s transportation’s related-variables increase the explained variance of parents’ car use behavior beyond socio- demographic factors. Results show both TPB’s factors and children’s transportation block increased the explained variance of parents’ car use behavior beyond socio demographic variables. Finally results are discussed due to the hierarchy pattern in the models.

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2017-01-19
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