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TRANSPORT DISADVANTAGE AND EVENING OUTINGS: THE EXAMPLE OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OF THE CITY OF ZAGREB

DOI: 10.7708/ijtte.2017.7(3).03


7 / 3 / 312-327 Pages

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Slaven Gašparović - Department of Geography, Faculty of Science, University of Zagreb, Marulićev trg 19/II, Croatia -


Abstract

This paper discusses the issue of transport disadvantage, which can influence people's everyday lives. Evening outings are very important part of young people's lives. Since young people are considered transport disadvantaged part of society, the aim of this paper is to investigate the impact of transport disadvantage on evening outings of high school students of the City of Zagreb. Particular emphasis is put on the difficulties in accessibility of evening outings and the way transport influences them. The research was based on quantitative, as well as qualitative methods. Quantitative data were obtained through questionnaire performed among 826 high school students of high schools of the City of Zagreb. Qualitative data were collected through eight focus groups, in order to deepen the research. Data analysis revealed that almost 3/4 of high school students expressed the attitude of having difficulties with accessibility of evening outings. It also revealed that almost 3/4 of the students who participated in the evening outings outside their neighbourhoods stated that transport influenced the activity. The existence of students who cannot attend evening outings because of transportation was also determined.


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