Social context and daily activity-travel companionship: A case study of Hong Kong

Tao Lin, Donggen Wang

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    Abstract

    The growing literature on the impacts of social environment on travel has contributed to our understanding of the relationships between social network and travel. However, many gaps remain to be filled in. For example, not much attention has been paid to investigate the choice of companionship for daily activities and travel. Using the activity-travel diary data from 770 samples collected in Hong Kong in 2010, this study analyzes the characteristics of the companionship of individuals' daily activities and the influence of social context and ICT use on the choice of companionship. Companionship patterns are found to be significantly different between activity types as well as between weekday and weekend; longer duration activities tend to be accompanied by weak ties. Results from the logit model analysis suggest that social context have significant impacts on individuals' choice of companionship for daily activities.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationTransportation and Logistics Management
    Pages419-425
    Number of pages7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    Event17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Logistics Management, HKSTS 2012 - Kowloon, Hong Kong
    Duration: 15 Dec 201217 Dec 2012

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies, HKSTS 2012: Transportation and Logistics Management

    Conference

    Conference17th International Conference of Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies: Transportation and Logistics Management, HKSTS 2012
    Country/TerritoryHong Kong
    CityKowloon
    Period15/12/1217/12/12

    Scopus Subject Areas

    • Transportation

    User-Defined Keywords

    • Activity-travel behavior
    • Companionship
    • Hong Kong
    • Social context
    • Strong/weak tie

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