Socio-economic Factors and Children’s Walking to and from School
Walking to school is a healthy mode of travel, yet most of the children do not start their day with this activity. The cross- sectional survey used a sample of parents of children (9-12 years old) from public primary schools in Tehran; to examine if socio-economic factors moderate the relationship between parental perception of traffic safety and children travel to school. Results from Multinomial Logistic Models showed that, the numbers of cars in a household and household income are the two main moderators. The findings also showed parental perceptions of traffic safety vary across different socio-economic status areas.
Keywords: Socio-economic factors; Children’s travel behavior; Walking to school; Income groups
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2018. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open-access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.