Exploring the formation mechanisms of urban residents’ travel behaviour in China: perceptions of travel benefits and travel constraints Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018, © 2018 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Previous studies have examined the perceived benefits (PBs) and percveived constraints (PCs) of travel and/or leisure participation, but it remains somewhat unclear how these perceptions influence travel behaviour. Thus, a conceptual model was constructed aimed at describing the effects of PBs and PCs on urban residents’ travel behaviour. Results from 519 urban residents in Changsha, China, revealed that attitude played a mediating role between perceived travel benefits and travel behaviours (TBs), while attitude-expressive behavior (AEBs) acted as a mediator between attitude and TBs. Additionally, PCs were found to have a direct negative influence on TBs and PBs, and PCs positively influenced TBs through constraint negotiation strategies(CNSs). These findings confirm the mediating effect of CNSs on the relationship between PBs, PCs, and TBs, and indicate that there are several basic patterns underlying urban residents’ TBs. Specific implications for practice and theory are discussed.

published proceedings

  • Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing

author list (cited authors)

  • Wang, F., Deng, Z., & Petrick, J. F.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Wang, Fuyuan||Deng, Zhaoming||Petrick, James F

publication date

  • September 2018