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Subjective Well-Being Related to Satisfaction with Daily Travel
Gothenburg University.
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2011 (English)In: Transportation, ISSN 0049-4488, E-ISSN 1572-9435, Vol. 38, no 1, 1-15 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Previous research demonstrates an impact on subjective well-being (SWB) of affect associated with routine performance of out-of-home activities. A primary aim of the present study is to investigate whether satisfaction with daily travel has a positive impact on SWB, either directly or indirectly through facilitating the performance of out-of-home activities. A secondary aim is to determine whether emotional-symbolic or instrumental reasons for car use results in higher satisfaction with daily travel than other travel modes. A survey of a population-based sample of 1,330 Swedish citizens included measures of car access and use, satisfaction with daily travel, satisfaction with performance of out-of-home routine activities, and affective and cognitive SWB. The results confirmed that the effect on affective and cognitive SWB of satisfaction with daily travel is both direct and indirect via satisfaction with performance of activities. Percent weekly car use had a small effect on satisfaction with daily travel and on affective SWB, although fully mediating the effect of satisfaction with performance of the activities. This suggests that car use plays a minor role for satisfaction with daily travel and its effect on SWB. This role may be larger if investigated after a forced reduced car use.

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Springer Science+Business Media B.V., 2011. Vol. 38, no 1, 1-15 p.
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daily travel, car use, satisfaction, subjective well-being
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Psychology
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-9821DOI: 10.1007/s11116-010-9283-zISI: 000287538100001OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-9821DiVA: diva2:493328
Available from: 2012-02-08 Created: 2012-02-08 Last updated: 2016-08-09Bibliographically approved

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