The role of numeracy and financial literacy skills in the relationship between information and communication technology use and travel behaviour

Hong, J. , Thakuriah, P. (V.), Mason, P. and Lido, C. (2020) The role of numeracy and financial literacy skills in the relationship between information and communication technology use and travel behaviour. Travel Behaviour and Society, 21, pp. 257-264. (doi: 10.1016/j.tbs.2020.07.007)

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Abstract

The present research examines the role of maths-related literacies, or competencies, in influencing the relationship between ICTs and travel behaviour. We adopted a Bayesian approach to jointly model the frequency of different types of internet use, and total travel distance per traveller, with respect to measures of lifewide literacies (other than reading), specifically in the form of numeracy and financial literacy questions. Our findings revealed that participants with higher levels of these literacies used the internet more frequently, and travelled further than those with fewer skills. These literacies were directly associated with total travel distance, as well as indirectly associated through internet use. Our results therefore imply that a strong policy aim to improve maths-related literacies could have implications for mitigating the effects of social exclusion in the digital age.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Thakuriah, Professor Piyushimita and Hong, Dr Jinhyun and Mason, Dr Phil and Lido, Professor Catherine
Creator Roles:
Hong, J.Conceptualization, Formal analysis, Writing – original draft
Thakuriah, P. (V.)Conceptualization, Writing – review and editing
Mason, P.Conceptualization, Writing – review and editing
Lido, C.Conceptualization, Writing – review and editing
Authors: Hong, J., Thakuriah, P. (V.), Mason, P., and Lido, C.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences
College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Travel Behaviour and Society
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:2214-367X
ISSN (Online):2214-3688
Published Online:07 August 2020
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2020 The Authors
First Published:First published in Travel Behaviour and Society 21: 257-264
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
190698Urban Big Data Research CentreNick BaileyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/L011921/1S&PS - Urban Big Data
304042UBDC Centre TransitionNick BaileyEconomic and Social Research Council (ESRC)ES/S007105/1S&PS - Administration