Applying Quality of Life Research

Quality of Life and Daily Travel

Editors: Friman, Margareta, Ettema, Dick, Olsson, Lars E. (Eds.)

  • Examines the relationships between life satisfaction, well-being and daily travel 
  • Discusses travel and quality of life to the built environment, travel mode choice, travel satisfaction and emotions 
  • Presents case studies highlighting different aspects in daily travel and well-being
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This volume analyses the relevance of daily travel in the quality of life of individuals. It provides a broad understanding of the links between life satisfaction, well-being and travel, the importance of commuting, and different evaluations and measures to assess the experience of commuting and quality of life. Chapters in this book relate travel and quality of life to the built environment, accessibility and exclusion, travel mode choice, travel satisfaction and emotions. It brings together distinguished researchers from a variety of academic backgrounds providing conceptualizations and applications, presented as case studies, for daily travel and well-being. Findings presented in this book are highly relevant for transport planners, transport marketers, public transport authorities, and environmental professionals in the pursuit of improving people’s life.

About the authors

Margareta Friman is Professor of Psychology at Karlstad University (Sweden). She is Associated Editor of the Frontiers in Psychology, Environmental Psychology (2016-present). In 2014, she received the Håkan Frisinger Foundation for Transportation Research Award as a prominent researcher. Margareta Friman has authored and co-authored close to 100 book chapters, articles, and technical reports primarily in the areas of consumer satisfaction, service quality in public transport, soft transport policy measures and travel behavior, and consumer emotions. Her articles have been published in international journals in psychology, economics, and transportation. 

Dick Ettema graduated from Eindhoven University of Technology with a Ph.D. in architecture, building and planning. After working both in academia and consulting, he is now Associate Professor of Human Geography at Utrecht University. Dick Ettema has co-edited one book and has published about 100 articles, book chapters and technical reports in the area of activity and time use analyses, accessibility analysis, longer-term mobility decisions and well-being implications of travel. His articles have been published in journals in transportation and urban planning. He is member of the Committee on Travel behaviour and Values of the US Transportation Research Board, co-chairman of the World Conference of Transportation Research Special Interest Group on Travel and ICT, and member of the editorial boards of Journal of Choice Modelling and Journal of Transport and Land Use. 
Lars E. Olsson graduated from Göteborg University with a Ph.D. in Psychology of decision making. After a position as researcher at the Center for Consumer Research at the School of Business, Economics, and Law in Gothenburg, he was in 2009 recruited to the Service and Market Oriented Transport Research Group (SAMOT). He is now Associate Professor of Psychology at Karlstad University. Lars E. Olsson has published research in the areas of sustainability, environmental behavior, consumer experiences, travel behavior and well-being. His articles have been published in international journals in psychology, environmental studies, economics, and transportation.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Quality of Life and Daily Travel: An Introduction

    Olsson, Lars E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-13

  • Travel Satisfaction and Well-Being

    Mokhtarian, Patricia L. (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • Travel and Feelings

    Gärling, Tommy

    Pages 41-56

  • Accessibility and Exclusion Related to Well Being

    Delbosc, Alexa (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Commuting and Happiness: What Ways Feel Best for What Kinds of People?

    Lancée, Sascha (et al.)

    Pages 73-93

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $99.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-76622-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Life and Daily Travel
Editors
  • Margareta Friman
  • Dick Ettema
  • Lars E. Olsson
Series Title
Applying Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76623-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76623-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76622-5
Series ISSN
2213-994X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 265
Number of Illustrations and Tables
42 b/w illustrations
Topics