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Adolescents' Life Styles -: - does not having a car make a difference for sustainability and enriching experiences?
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Child and Youth Studies.
2006 (English)In: Human Perspectives on Sustainable Future, University of Joensuu , 2006, 231-239 p.Chapter in book (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
Abstract [en]

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.

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University of Joensuu , 2006. 231-239 p.
Keyword [en]
life style, sustainability, adolescents, family resources
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Social Work Psychology (excluding Applied Psychology)
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-17960ISBN: 952-458-830-7OAI: diva2:184481
Redaktörernas institution är Department of Teacher Education, University of JoensuuAvailable from: 2009-01-22 Created: 2009-01-22 Last updated: 2010-05-06Bibliographically approved

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