Analysis of travel behaviour in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

An application of the theory of planned behaviour

Ahmed Madha, Ali Dawod Salman, Hussein Dhafir Hussain, Muhamad Nazri Borhan, Riza Atiq Abdullah O.K. Rahmat

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In order to understand travellers' willingness to use the train in Petaling Jaya, this study adds four predictors - situational factors, trust, novelty seeking and external influence - to the existing model of theory of planned behaviour (TPB). The study collected research data from employees in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, resulting in valuable data of 400 participants. Results indicate that attitude, perceived behavioural control, and subjective norm are found to have positive effects on the behavioural intention of taking the train. Furthermore, novelty seeking and external influence also have positive influences on attitude. While the three antecedents of trust were found to have an indirect positive effect on commuters' intention to take the train via attitude, subjective norm and PBC. Situational factors were found to have an indirect negative significant influence on people's intention to take the train through perceived behavioural control.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalArchives of Transport
Volume38
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Keywords

  • Petaling Jaya
  • Private car
  • Public transport
  • Structural equation modelling
  • Theory of planned behaviour

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  • Automotive Engineering
  • Transportation

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Analysis of travel behaviour in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia : An application of the theory of planned behaviour. / Madha, Ahmed; Salman, Ali Dawod; Hussain, Hussein Dhafir; Borhan, Muhamad Nazri; O.K. Rahmat, Riza Atiq Abdullah.

In: Archives of Transport, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2016, p. 29-38.

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Madha, Ahmed ; Salman, Ali Dawod ; Hussain, Hussein Dhafir ; Borhan, Muhamad Nazri ; O.K. Rahmat, Riza Atiq Abdullah. / Analysis of travel behaviour in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia : An application of the theory of planned behaviour. In: Archives of Transport. 2016 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 29-38.
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