Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Relationship Between Satisfaction with Daily Travel and Subjective Well-Being in Three Urban Areas in Sweden: Description of Survey Questionnaire, Sample Characteristics and Preliminary Results
Karlstad University, Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT, Service Research Center. (SAMOT)ORCID iD: 0000-0002-6570-6181
Karlstad University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013). (Samot - The service and market oriented research group)
Kyoto University, Japan.
Utrecht University, The Netherlands.
Show others and affiliations
2011 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Surveys of satisfaction with travel are currently conducted as a means of determining the degree to which public transport meet various travel needs. A policy aim in the industry supported by the government is that more people should experience that public transport make their daily lives easier, for instance by increasing access to education and the labour market, and by contributing towards a better environment. This requires that public transport becomes tuned to various groups of citizens’ travel needs. It has been proposed that the possibility of travelling in a satisfactory way is important for the well-being of people. The first aim of the project described in this report was to develop and test a measurement instrument, the Satisfaction with Travel Scale (STS), that may help to understand how the daily work commute is evaluated by people living in different urban areas of Sweden (Stockholm, Göteborg, and Malmö), and how their evaluations are related to characteristics of the work commute including travel time, travel mode, trip chaining, and activities performed during travel (multi-tasking). The second aim was to investigate the relationship between STS and well-being measured by retrospective reports of the frequency and intensity of positive and negative affects during a past period, as well as by means of judgments of satisfaction with life in general. Sample characteristics, design and development of the survey questionnaire, survey procedure, descriptive results from a pilot study, and descriptive results from the main study are presented. In total, 996 respondents answered the questionnaire. An English translation of the questionnaire is attached in an appendix.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Karlstad: Karlstad University , 2011. , 32 p.
Series
Karlstad University Studies, ISSN 1403-8099 ; 2011:23
Keyword [en]
Work commute, satisfaction with travel, STS, subjective well-being
National Category
Applied Psychology
Research subject
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-7297ISBN: 978-91-7063-355-3 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-7297DiVA: diva2:409714
Available from: 2011-09-19 Created: 2011-04-11 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(669 kB)892 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT03.pdfFile size 669 kBChecksum SHA-512
e5d00fe29b13c5ecaa69a288204b5be912edadc572c72e99e2a3d4d3b1427bbef218232773f38c785f2edaac60af80820ecb540f51dfb2fed0e2a76c77b36fdf
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Olsson, Lars E.Gärling, TommyFriman, Margareta
By organisation
Service Research CenterFaculty of Arts and Social Sciences (starting 2013)Faculty of Economic Sciences, Communication and IT
Applied Psychology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 897 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 434 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf