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dc.contributor.authorMoghtaderi Esfahani, Farinaz
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorTranter, Paul
dc.contributor.authorArmit, Christine
dc.contributor.editorKristian Ruming, Bill Randolph and Nicole Gurran
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T16:13:30Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T16:13:30Z
dc.date.issued2013
dc.date.modified2014-02-16T23:02:36Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.soacconference.com.au/
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/56789
dc.description.abstractParents are important decision makers about children's activities. It is critical to identify their attitudes and how they differ across neighbourhoods, and for what reasons parents grant 'licences' to their children for independent mobility and active travel. Past research on parental attitudes has produced a range of findings, possibly relating to the different approaches used, but highlighting the role of social environments in influencing parental attitudes and decisions. There have been few comprehensive studies on parental attitudes and perceptions about children's independent mobility, though work has advanced more so in Australia than many countries. There remain research gaps about the relative importance of key factors (e.g. 'stranger' danger and road traffic danger) in parental decisions. The paper explores on data from 232 questionnaire surveys completed by parents and guardians of 10-13 year olds who were recruited from primary schools in six neighbourhoods in Perth, Melbourne and Brisbane/Ipswich. Three of the schools had been part of recent travel behaviour change programs, three had not. Analysis of key elements of parents' decision making about their children's independent and active travel is provided, highlighting differences between the two groups. The paper concludes with recommendations for policy initiatives to increase parental support for children's active travel.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.description.publicationstatusYes
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dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherState of Australian Cities Research Network
dc.publisher.placeAustralia
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.soacconference.com.au/soac-conference-proceedings-and-powerpoint-presentations/
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationY
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSOAC 2013
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleState of Australian Cities Conference
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2013-11-26
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2013-11-29
dc.relation.ispartoflocationSydney, Australia
dc.rights.retentionY
dc.subject.fieldofresearchTransport Planning
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode120506
dc.titleUnderstanding Australian Parents’ Attitudes About their Children’s Travel Behaviour: Results from the CATCH and iMATCH projects
dc.typeConference output
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conferences
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publications
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environment
gro.rights.copyright© The Author(s) 2013. The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. For information about this conference please refer to the conference’s website or contact the authors.
gro.date.issued2013
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gro.griffith.authorBurke, Matthew I.
gro.griffith.authorMoghtaderi Esfahani, Farinaz


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