Publication Details

Title: The Cognitive Maps of Adolescents: Confusion About Inter-Town Distances
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 1981
Published In: The Professional Geographer
Description: Interpersonal attributes are used to explain the regional travel behavior and cognitive maps of a sample of Eastern Illinois adolescents. It is found that less-than-average travel within the local region is characteristic of adolescents who are female, who drive infrequently, and who reside in a high-order town. Further, limited travel at the regional scale correlated with highly inaccurate cognitive maps. Finally, female gender and infrequent car use correlate with confusion about inter-town distances above and beyond their association with small home range.
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Citation: The Professional Geographer. 33. Issue 3. 315 - 325. ISSN 1467-9272. DOI 10.1111/j.0033-0124.1981.00315.x.
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