Child Freedom in Mobility to School: Measuring the Strong Factors of Choice of Mode among Parents

Authors

  • Nurul Shakila Khalid Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Tekonologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, 42300 Malaysia
  • Na’asah Nasrudin Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Tekonologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, 42300 Malaysia
  • Marlyana Azyyati Marzukhi Centre of Studies for Town and Regional Planning, Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying, Universiti Tekonologi MARA, Puncak Alam, Selangor, 42300 Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2895

Keywords:

School Children, Independent Mobility, Density

Abstract

The research aims to examine how school children's characteristics may contribute to the choice of mode to school while testing how different neighbourhood density and design may influence the freedom to mobility. Findings indicate that children living in the denser neighbourhood are significantly associated with independent mobility to school compare to children live in a low-density neighbourhood that reported the independent mobility has considerably decreased. Children's preferences for being driven coincide with parents' fears for children safety and concern their children's ability to travel independently in an unsafe neighbourhood environment besides the school profile.

Keywords: School Children, Independent Mobility, Density

eISSN: 2398-4287© 2021. 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/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI:https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2895

Published

2021-07-31

How to Cite

Khalid, N. S. ., Nasrudin, N. ., & Marzukhi, M. A. . (2021). Child Freedom in Mobility to School: Measuring the Strong Factors of Choice of Mode among Parents . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI4), 9-20. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI4.2895

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