Title: Using travel socialization and underlying motivations to better understand motorcycle usage in Taiwan
Authors: Chang, Hsin-Li
Lai, Chi-Yen
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
Keywords: Motorcycle usage;Motivations;Perceived parental attitude
Issue Date: 1-Jun-2015
Abstract: This study introduces self-determination theory (SDT) to refine previous models of vehicle usage motivation. We add travel socialization theory regarding parental influence on vehicle usage to enhance previous structural models describing motorcycle usage behavior. Our newly developed model was empirically verified in a sample of 721 motorcycle users in Taiwan. In addition to instrumental, symbolic, and affective motivations, perceived parental attitudes (PPAs) towards motorcycle riding were found to have a significant effect on individuals\' motorcycle use habits. Additionally, participants who perceived their parents to have more positive attitudes toward motorcycles were found to have more experience being chauffeured on motorcycles by their parents. Based on these results, we suggest means to confront the challenges brought on by the rapid growth of motorcycle usage, especially serious motorcycle traffic accidents. These results improve our understanding motorcycle usage in Taiwan and can be used by transportation professionals who are seeking solutions to the rapid growth of motorcycle usage. (C) 2015 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2015.03.023
ISSN: 0001-4575
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2015.03.023
Volume: 79
Begin Page: 212
End Page: 220
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