Adolescents' Life Styles -: - does not having a car make a difference for sustainability and enriching experiences?
2006 (English)In: Human Perspectives on Sustainable Future, University of Joensuu , 2006, 231-239 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
The consumption of air and car travel is a major sustainability issue in industrialised countries. What happens if people abstain from car-ownership? Will they miss out on enriching experiences?
In the study, 141 adolescents (age 12-16) were interviewed, in a strategic sample allowing comparisons between car-owning and car-less households.
Contrary to expectations, the car-less adolescents engaged in as many organised leisure activities as their peers from car-owning families. A large majority of the adolescents had a country vacation last summer, fewer a ski vacation. On the whole, the adolescents from car-less families had more sustainable travel patterns with relatively minor differences in enriching experiences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
University of Joensuu , 2006. 231-239 p.
life style, sustainability, adolescents, family resources
Social Work Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17960ISBN: 952-458-830-7OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-17960DiVA: diva2:184481
Redaktörernas institution är Department of Teacher Education, University of Joensuu2009-01-222009-01-222010-05-06Bibliographically approved