Developing Scales to Measure Multidimensional Travel-Related Subjective Well-Being

This research seeks to develop and validate psychometric scales (questions and items) that are able to measure multiple dimensions of the directly-unobservable subjective well-being (SWB) concept, as applied to the travel domain (e.g., travel in general, travel by specific modes or in certain situations, or on a particular/recent trip). Two scales are expected to be developed: one to measure hedonic travel SWB, and one to measure eudaimonic travel SWB. Each of these scales is hypothesized to comprise at least four separate identifiable constructs (such as distress, fear, attentiveness, and enjoyment for hedonic SWB; and security, autonomy, confidence, and health for eudaimonic SWB). The scales are expected to be reliable, valid, and replicable in a smaller-scale follow-up study.


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  • Status: Active
  • Funding: $99998
  • Contract Numbers:


  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology

    University Transportation Centers Program
    Department of Transportation
    Washington, DC  United States  20590
  • Managing Organizations:

    Mountain-Plains Consortium

    North Dakota State University
    P.O. Box 6050, Department 2880
    Fargo, ND  United States  58108-6050
  • Project Managers:

    Kline, Robin

  • Performing Organizations:

    Utah State University

    Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
    Logan, UT  United States 
  • Principal Investigators:

    Singleton, Patrick

  • Start Date: 20181018
  • Expected Completion Date: 20220731
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • USDOT Program: University Transportation Centers Program
  • Source Data: MPC-579

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01684203
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Mountain-Plains Consortium
  • Contract Numbers: 69A3551747108
  • Files: UTC, RiP
  • Created Date: Oct 25 2018 11:19AM