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dc.contributor.authorAmbusaidi, Abdullahen
dc.contributor.authorMalandrakis, Georgeen
dc.contributor.authorStannistreet, Martinen
dc.contributor.authorBoyes, Edwarden
dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Neilen
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-21T16:56:00Z
dc.date.issued2014en
dc.identifier.citationEconomic and Environmental Studies, 14(2), p. 97-123en
dc.identifier.issn2081-8319en
dc.identifier.issn1642-2597en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15365en
dc.description.abstractThe global shift to private transport is impacting on the environment in a number of ways, including increases in vehicle emissions that, in turn, contribute to the major problem of global warming and potential climate change. This suggests a need to improve strategies to encourage greater use of public transport. The aim of this study is to explore which aspects of public transport might be perceived as reducing its popularity, and which might act as motivators to increase its use. In order to act as a motivator, a positive characteristic must be both believed to be true of public transport and viewed as an important issue by individuals. In contrast, negative characteristics that are viewed as important are likely to act as deterrents to the use of public transport. A questionnaire was used to determine the views of Omani school and university students about such characteristics. Comfort, safety and short journey time were viewed as important, but these characteristics were believed to be inferior for public transport. Surprisingly in a country where new, large and expensive private vehicles are common, the social status associated with using different forms of transport was seen as less important, and few respondents believed that using public transport was socially embarrassing. There were some differences in the responses of male and female respondents, with more females than males viewing comfort, safety and convenience in terms of travelling at preferred times as important. From an eco-centric perspective, although many respondents viewed it as important that personal transport should not exacerbate global warming, only half believed that public transport could make a contribution here. Many of Oman's public transport issues are structural, but education may still have a part to play in encouraging the use of public transport. (Throughout the article we use 'private transport' to mean cars and 'personal transport' to mean transport of persons (i.e. buses or cars)).en
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherOpole Universityen
dc.relation.ispartofEconomic and Environmental Studiesen
dc.titleOmani school and university students' opinions about public transport: incentives and disincentivesen
dc.typeJournal Articleen
dc.subject.keywordsVocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogyen
dc.subject.keywordsSecondary Educationen
dc.subject.keywordsHigher Educationen
local.contributor.firstnameAbdullahen
local.contributor.firstnameGeorgeen
local.contributor.firstnameMartinen
local.contributor.firstnameEdwarden
local.contributor.firstnameNeilen
local.subject.for2008130106 Secondary Educationen
local.subject.for2008130103 Higher Educationen
local.subject.for2008130213 Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogyen
local.subject.seo2008930202 Teacher and Instructor Developmenten
local.subject.seo2008930104 Moral and Social Development (incl. Affect)en
local.subject.seo2008930402 School/Institution Community and Environmenten
local.profile.schoolSchool of Educationen
local.profile.emailambusaid@squ.edu.omen
local.profile.emailgmalandrakis@uowm.gren
local.profile.emailmartstan@liverpool.ac.uken
local.profile.emailqe04@liverpool.ac.uken
local.profile.emailntaylor6@une.edu.auen
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local.record.institutionUniversity of New Englanden
local.identifier.epublicationsrecordune-20140721-104527en
local.publisher.placeOpole, Polanden
local.identifier.runningnumber30en
local.format.startpage97en
local.format.endpage123en
local.peerreviewedYesen
local.identifier.volume14en
local.identifier.issue2en
local.title.subtitleincentives and disincentivesen
local.contributor.lastnameAmbusaidien
local.contributor.lastnameMalandrakisen
local.contributor.lastnameStannistreeten
local.contributor.lastnameBoyesen
local.contributor.lastnameTayloren
dc.identifier.staffune-id:ntaylor6en
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local.identifier.unepublicationidune:15581en
local.identifier.handlehttps://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15365en
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
dc.identifier.academiclevelAcademicen
local.title.maintitleOmani school and university students' opinions about public transporten
local.output.categorydescriptionC1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journalen
local.relation.urlhttp://www.ees.uni.opole.pl/volumes_2014_02.htmlen
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