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The road to happiness : from mood during leisure trips and activities to satisfaction with life

Jonas De Vos UGent, Tim Schwanen and Frank Witlox UGent (2017) Transportation Research Board 96th annual meeting compendium of papers.
abstract
Over the past years an increasing number of studies have investigated the link between travel and subjective well-being (SWB), often focussing on the effects of trip characteristics on satisfaction with particular trips. Two elements not frequently addressed in this research domain are (i) how trip satisfaction affects the mood during – and the evaluation of − the activity at the destination of the trip and (ii) how travel can affect long-term well-being. As engagement in out-of-home activities can improve eudaimonic well-being − referring to meaning of life, self-development and social relationships − it is possible that travel (satisfaction) does not only affect the overall evaluation of people’s lives (i.e., life satisfaction), but also eudaimonic well-being, through activity participation and satisfaction. In this study we will analyse the effect of satisfaction with leisure trips on the satisfaction with the leisure activity at the destination of the trip and look at how satisfaction with these short-term activity episodes affect both eudaimonic well-being and life satisfaction. Results of this study applying a structural equation modelling approach on 1,212 respondents from the city of Ghent (Belgium) indicate that spill-over effects exist from trip satisfaction on leisure activity satisfaction and that both these short-term satisfactions affect eudaimonic well-being and life satisfaction, whether directly or indirectly.
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Transportation Research Board 96th annual meeting compendium of papers
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14 pages
conference name
96th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB)
conference location
Washington, DC, USA
conference start
2017-01-08
conference end
2017-01-12
language
English
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8520951
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-8520951
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2017-05-20 09:30:38
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  author       = {De Vos, Jonas and Schwanen, Tim and Witlox, Frank},
  booktitle    = {Transportation Research Board 96th annual meeting compendium of papers},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Washington, DC, USA},
  pages        = {14},
  title        = {The road to happiness : from mood during leisure trips and activities to satisfaction with life},
  year         = {2017},
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Chicago
De Vos, Jonas, Tim Schwanen, and Frank Witlox. 2017. “The Road to Happiness : from Mood During Leisure Trips and Activities to Satisfaction with Life.” In Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers.
APA
De Vos, Jonas, Schwanen, T., & Witlox, F. (2017). The road to happiness : from mood during leisure trips and activities to satisfaction with life. Transportation Research Board 96th annual meeting compendium of papers. Presented at the 96th Annual meeting of the Transportation Research Board (TRB).
Vancouver
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De Vos J, Schwanen T, Witlox F. The road to happiness : from mood during leisure trips and activities to satisfaction with life. Transportation Research Board 96th annual meeting compendium of papers. 2017.
MLA
De Vos, Jonas, Tim Schwanen, and Frank Witlox. “The Road to Happiness : from Mood During Leisure Trips and Activities to Satisfaction with Life.” Transportation Research Board 96th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers. 2017. Print.