Journal article

The role of affect in UK commuters' travel mode choices: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

Eleanor Mann, Charles Abraham

British Journal of Psychology | WILEY | Published : 2006


Previous research has suggested that the choice between public transport and private car use is not solely based on utility considerations, such as time and cost. However, affective considerations tend not to be targeted in policy interventions to reduce car use. This may be due, in part, to a lack of clarity about which affective responses to car use are important and how they may affect willingness to switch to public transport. This study sought to clarify the role of affective responses in transport mode choice. An interpretative phenomenological analysis (IPA) of car users' accounts was conducted to (i) explore affect associated with decisions to drive or use public transport to get to ..

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