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Out-of-home activities, daily travel, and subjective well-being

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  • Ettema, Dick
  • Gärling, Tommy
  • Olsson, Lars E.
  • Friman, Margareta
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    It is argued that utility theory that underpins current cost-benefit analyses of daily travel needs to be complemented. An alternative theoretical framework is to this end proposed which applies subjective well-being (SWB) to travel behaviour analysis. It is posited in this theoretical framework that participation in goal-directed activities, facilitated or hindered by travel, contributes to SWB, that the degree of travel-related stress in participating in these activities reduces SWB, and that positive affect associated with travel in itself has an impact on SWB.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

    Volume (Year): 44 (2010)
    Issue (Month): 9 (November)
    Pages: 723-732

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    Keywords: Utility Subjective well-being (SWB) Activities Daily travel;

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