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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Julia Katharina Frühwirth (2015): (Selbständige) Mobilität von Kindern im Volksschulalter-analysiert anhand zweier Wiener Volksschulen.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Verkehrswesen (IVe), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 76. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Independent traffic participation by children is showing a marked decrease in recent decades, even though entry into the school system alters the mobility opportunities and enhances independent behavior. In the following four years of primary school it is important for children to be able and allowed to independently manage certain routes in their daily routine. This supports psychological development as well as cognitive abilities and teaches the students traffic related skills, which can only be learned as a pedestrian or cyclist. These skills are imperative for subsequent self confidence as a traffic participant and enables them to make their contribution to road safety. The master thesis at hand investigates the mobility behavior of primary school students, specifically in view of independent mobility. Important data regarding the mobility behavior of students aged 6 to 9 is gathered and analyzed. The study was conducted at two elementary schools of different school type in the city of Vienna. The written questionnaires were filled in by the parents of the school children regarding the mobility behavior of their children. The questionnaire includes a mobility survey (1 weekday/1 weekend day) for the detailed study of the individual routes as well as a household questionnaire. Results show that over half of the analyzed routes are escorted, which shows that independent mobility is very low. Studies show that the number of children who are independently mobile is decreasing. School specific differences as well as the preferred mode of transport of the parents both influence the mobility of the child.

Beurteilende(r): Gerike Regine
1.Mitwirkender: Stark Juliane

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