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Structuring the influence of latent variables in traveller preference heterogeneity

Conference Paper


Abstract


  • The attributes that influence an individual’s commuting choice may be very complex. Observed

    heterogeneity labelled traditional objective choice attributes are able to be incorporated easily into

    choice models. However, there are also latent heterogeneities that are often overlooked by traditional

    thinker’s transport modellers. This paper deals with the issue of structuring the influence of these

    latent factors. Six latent factors are considered in grouped under three broad categories: attitude,

    perception and preference, together with traditional objective choice attributes. After evaluating the

    indicators of latent factors by factor analytic models, MIMIC structural modeling was employed to

    analyze the relationship among the latent factors, and between latent factors and objective attributes.

    All indicators and factors were found to be significant and the model fitted data reasonably well with

    the evidence of minimal capacity of objective attributes representing latent aspects those are

    significantly responsible 89.9% to structure the traveller’s choice preference.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Anwar, A. M., Tieu, K., Gibson, P., Berryman, M. & Win, K. T. (2011). Structuring the influence of latent variables in traveller preference heterogeneity. Transportdynamics: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (pp. 141-148). Hong Kong: Kong Society for Transportation Studies.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2232

Start Page


  • 141

End Page


  • 148

Place Of Publication


  • Hong Kong

Abstract


  • The attributes that influence an individual’s commuting choice may be very complex. Observed

    heterogeneity labelled traditional objective choice attributes are able to be incorporated easily into

    choice models. However, there are also latent heterogeneities that are often overlooked by traditional

    thinker’s transport modellers. This paper deals with the issue of structuring the influence of these

    latent factors. Six latent factors are considered in grouped under three broad categories: attitude,

    perception and preference, together with traditional objective choice attributes. After evaluating the

    indicators of latent factors by factor analytic models, MIMIC structural modeling was employed to

    analyze the relationship among the latent factors, and between latent factors and objective attributes.

    All indicators and factors were found to be significant and the model fitted data reasonably well with

    the evidence of minimal capacity of objective attributes representing latent aspects those are

    significantly responsible 89.9% to structure the traveller’s choice preference.

Publication Date


  • 2011

Citation


  • Anwar, A. M., Tieu, K., Gibson, P., Berryman, M. & Win, K. T. (2011). Structuring the influence of latent variables in traveller preference heterogeneity. Transportdynamics: Proceedings of the International Conference of the Hong Kong Society for Transportation Studies (pp. 141-148). Hong Kong: Kong Society for Transportation Studies.

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/eispapers/2232

Start Page


  • 141

End Page


  • 148

Place Of Publication


  • Hong Kong