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Travel and well-being : from emotions experienced during trips to life satisfaction and vice versa

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Previous studies have indicated that positive (or negative) experiences of activity episodes are likely to correlate with positive (or negative) evaluations of a persons’ life. An accumulation of short-term experiences can positively or negatively affect life satisfaction, while it is also plausible that this long-term satisfaction affects emotions experienced during an activity. In this study we analyse how (i) satisfaction with a trip towards the most recent leisure activity, (ii) satisfaction with that activity and (iii) life satisfaction are correlated with each other, by executing a structural equation modelling approach. Results of this study − using data from a cross-sectional survey of 1,213 respondents residing in the city of Ghent (Belgium) − suggest that life satisfaction has an important effect on both travel satisfaction and activity satisfaction. On the other hand, there seems to be a stronger effect from activity satisfaction on life satisfaction than from travel satisfaction on life satisfaction, suggesting that travel satisfaction mainly has an indirect effect on life satisfaction, through participation in − and satisfaction with − leisure activities.
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travel satisfaction, activity satisfaction, life satisfaction, leisure activities, travel behaviour, subjective well-being

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De Vos, Jonas, Ayça Berfu Ünal, Linda Steg, et al. “Travel and Well-being : from Emotions Experienced During Trips to Life Satisfaction and Vice Versa.” Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017. Ed. Mario Cools & Sabine Limbourg. 2017. 420–433. Print.
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De Vos, Jonas, Ünal, A. B., Steg, L., & Witlox, F. (2017). Travel and well-being : from emotions experienced during trips to life satisfaction and vice versa. In Mario Cools & S. Limbourg (Eds.), Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017 (pp. 420–433). Presented at the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017: Towards an autonomous and interconnected transport future.
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De Vos, Jonas, Ayça Berfu Ünal, Linda Steg, and Frank Witlox. 2017. “Travel and Well-being : from Emotions Experienced During Trips to Life Satisfaction and Vice Versa.” In Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017, ed. Mario Cools and Sabine Limbourg, 420–433.
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De Vos, Jonas, Ayça Berfu Ünal, Linda Steg, and Frank Witlox. 2017. “Travel and Well-being : from Emotions Experienced During Trips to Life Satisfaction and Vice Versa.” In Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017, ed. Mario Cools and Sabine Limbourg, 420–433.
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De Vos J, Ünal AB, Steg L, Witlox F. Travel and well-being : from emotions experienced during trips to life satisfaction and vice versa. In: Cools M, Limbourg S, editors. Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017. 2017. p. 420–33.
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J. De Vos, A. B. Ünal, L. Steg, and F. Witlox, “Travel and well-being : from emotions experienced during trips to life satisfaction and vice versa,” in Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017, Liège, Belgium, 2017, pp. 420–433.
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  abstract     = {Previous studies have indicated that positive (or negative) experiences of activity episodes are likely to correlate with positive (or negative) evaluations of a persons’ life. An accumulation of short-term experiences can positively or negatively affect life satisfaction, while it is also plausible that this long-term satisfaction affects emotions experienced during an activity. In this study we analyse how (i) satisfaction with a trip towards the most recent leisure activity, (ii) satisfaction with that activity and (iii) life satisfaction are correlated with each other, by executing a structural equation modelling approach. Results of this study − using data from a cross-sectional survey of 1,213 respondents residing in the city of Ghent (Belgium) − suggest that life satisfaction has an important effect on both travel satisfaction and activity satisfaction. On the other hand, there seems to be a stronger effect from activity satisfaction on life satisfaction than from travel satisfaction on life satisfaction, suggesting that travel satisfaction mainly has an indirect effect on life satisfaction, through participation in − and satisfaction with − leisure activities.},
  author       = {De Vos, Jonas and Ünal, Ayça Berfu and Steg, Linda and Witlox, Frank},
  booktitle    = {Proceedings of the BIVEC-GIBET Transport Research Days 2017},
  editor       = {Cools, Mario and Limbourg, Sabine},
  keywords     = {travel satisfaction,activity satisfaction,life satisfaction,leisure activities,travel behaviour,subjective well-being},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Liège, Belgium},
  pages        = {420--433},
  title        = {Travel and well-being : from emotions experienced during trips to life satisfaction and vice versa},
  year         = {2017},
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