Journal article

Analysing the association of dissonance between actual and ideal commute time and commute satisfaction

Runing Ye, Jonas De Vos, Liang Ma

Transportation Research Part A Policy and Practice | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2020


Many studies have indicated that commute satisfaction is affected by commute time. However, the dissonance between people's actual and ideal commute time and its effects on travel satisfaction have not been adequately explored in previous research. By using survey data from Xi'an, China, this study examines whether respondents travelling with an ideal commute time will have higher levels of travel satisfaction compared to those travelling with non-ideal commute times. Results from this study, analysing self-reported actual and ideal commute trip durations of 833 respondents, suggest that less than 20% of the participants travel with their ideal commute time and that the dissonance between ac..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank the McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellowship from the University of Melbourne for providing the funding support to conduct the survey. We also thank the two anonymous reviewers for their constructive comments on earlier drafts of the paper. Any errors, however, are solely those of the authors.