Traits and Transports: The Effects of Personality on the Choice of Urban Transport Modes
Journal article, 2022

We examine the influence of personality on car driving, usage of public transport and cycling. Personality is measured through the Big Five personality traits (i.e., Openness, Conscientiousness, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Neuroticism) and Environmental personality. Data were collected through a Web-based panel of adult citizen in the city of Gothenburg, Sweden (N = 1068). Age, gender, income, children at home and residential area were used as control variables. Car driving is influenced by low degree of Openness, high degree of Conscientiousness, and low degree of Environmental personality. Usage of public transport is influenced by low degree of Conscientiousness, high degree of Agreeableness, and high degree of Environmental personality. Cycling is foremost influenced by a high degree of Environmental personality.

Transportation mode

Personality

Urban travel habit

Sustainable urban planning

Author

John Magnus Roos

University of Borås

University of Skövde

Handelshögskolan

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Frances Sprei

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Physical Resource Theory

Ulrika Holmberg

Handelshögskolan

Applied Sciences (Switzerland)

20763417 (eISSN)

Vol. 12 3 1467

Subject Categories

Transport Systems and Logistics

Applied Psychology

Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified

Social Work

DOI

10.3390/app12031467

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