Understanding the Impacts of Leisure Purpose and Environmental Factors on the Elders Leisure Activities and Travel Behavior: A Case Study in Kunming, China

  • Ren Dong
  • Shengyi Gao
  • Baohong HeEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering book series (LNEE, volume 617)


In this study, authors use a structural equation modeling approach to test the impacts of leisure purpose and environmental factors on the elders’ leisure features, location choice, and related travel behavior. The results showed that leisure purpose had significant direct impacts on leisure features and locations but had no direct effects on leisure related travel behavior. Environmental factors had only direct effects on leisure locations and indirect effects on leisure related travel behavior. The results suggest that community parks and neighborhood green fields were more important to the elders’ leisure activities than large city parks due to high proximity and thus should be deliberately planned to improve the elders’ well-being in urban land use development.


The elders Leisure motivation Travel behavior Structural equation model “Push-Pull” theory 



This research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (71661019).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Transportation EngineeringKunming University of Science and TechnologyKunmingChina
  2. 2.Sacramento Area of Council of GovernmentsSacramentoUSA

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