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2018 | 18 | 1 | 9-29
Article title

Travelling preferences of the elderly and their perception of transport services in Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria

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PREFERENCJE PODRÓŻNICZE OSÓB STARSZYCH I ICH POSTRZEGANIE USŁUG TRANSPORTOWYCH W LOKOJA, KOGI STATE, NIGERIA
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This study assessed the travel characteristics of the elderly population in Lokoja metropolis in North Central Nigeria. This was with a view to developing a database for proper formulation and implementation of a sustainable transport policy for elderly people in Lokoja metropolis in particular and in Nigeria in general. The introductory part of the paper considers the population of the elderly in different parts of the world, but with an emphasis on Lokoja metropolis of North Central Nigeria. A review of related literature, which forms another section of the work, reveals the age population and travelling preferences and pattern of elderly people in different parts of the world. Both primary and secondary data were elicited for this research. The primary data on the travelling preferences of the elderly were obtained from the three residential areas identified in the city. Materials for the study are of three types: socioeconomics characteristics of the elderly, the purposes for which they embarked on trips, and the mode of transportation and the distance they cover per day. A systematic random sampling procedure was used to select the elderly population in Lokoja. This was based on the principle of one in every tenth building along the major roads in each of the residential areas. A total of 200 elderly people were selected for the questionnaire survey, of whom 197 completed their questionnaires, which were subsequently analysed. The analysis was based on tables and other empirical statistical evidence.This study assessed the travel characteristics of the elderly population in Lokoja metropolis in North Central Nigeria. This was with a view to developing a database for proper formulation and implementation of a sustainable transport policy for elderly people in Lokoja metropolis in particular and in Nigeria in general. The introductory part of the paper considers the population of the elderly in different parts of the world, but with an emphasis on Lokoja metropolis of North Central Nigeria. A review of related literature, which forms another section of the work, reveals the age population and travelling preferences and pattern of elderly people in different parts of the world. Both primary and secondary data were elicited for this research. The primary data on the travelling preferences of the elderly were obtained from the three residential areas identified in the city. Materials for the study are of three types: socioeconomics characteristics of the elderly, the purposes for which they embarked on trips, and the mode of transportation and the distance they cover per day. A systematic random sampling procedure was used to select the elderly population in Lokoja. This was based on the principle of one in every tenth building along the major roads in each of the residential areas. A total of 200 elderly people were selected for the questionnaire survey, of whom 197 completed their questionnaires, which were subsequently analysed. The analysis was based on tables and other empirical statistical evidence.
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W badaniu przedstawiono charakterystykę podróży osób starszych w metropolii Lokoja w północno-środkowej Nigerii. Miało to na celu stworzenie bazy danych umożliwiającej właściwe sformułowanie i wdrożenie zrównoważonej polityki transportowej dla osób starszych w szczególności w metropolii Lokoja i ogólnie w Nigerii. Wstępna część artykułu przedstawia populację osób starszych w różnych częściach świata, ale z naciskiem na metropolię Lokoja w północno-środkowej Nigerii. Przegląd pokrewnej literatury, która stanowi kolejną część pracy, ujawnia populację wiekową i preferencje podróżnicze oraz strukturę osób starszych w różnych częściach świata. Zarówno dane pierwotne, jak i wtórne zostały pozyskane dla tego badania. Podstawowe dane dotyczące preferencji podróżniczych osób starszych uzyskano z trzech obszarów mieszkalnych zidentyfikowanych w mieście. Materiały do badań dotyczą trzech elementów: cech socjoekonomicznych osób starszych, celów, dla których wyruszają w podróże, oraz rodzaju transportu i odległości, którą pokonują dziennie. Do selekcji osób starszych w Lokoja zastosowano systematyczną losową procedurę pobierania próbek. Było to oparte na zasadzie: co dziesiąty budynek wzdłuż głównych dróg w każdym z obszarów mieszkalnych. W badaniu ankietowym wytypowano 200 osób starszych, z których 197 wypełniło ankiety, które następnie poddano analizie. Analiza została oparta na tabelach i innych empirycznych dowodach statystycznych.
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Volume
18
Issue
1
Pages
9-29
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Dates
published
2018-03-01
Contributors
  • Federal University Lokoja, Nigeria
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2081-8319
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bwmeta1.element.desklight-08b237d9-1fe7-4661-94f8-1fc52cecb0fc
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