Residential tourism and eudaimonic well-being: A ‘value-adding’ analysis

Fei Hao, Honggen Xiao

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Abstract

This study aims to explore the linkage between residential tourism and eudaimonic well-being. A “value-adding” approach is applied to this analysis with an extended interpretation. Residential tourism involves a prolonged stay in a destination and thus can lead to fundamental changes in environment, lifestyle, social networks, and values. Residential tourist experience is found to have profound impacts on individuals' eudaimonic well-being in the eight aspects of autonomy, environmental mastery, personal growth, purpose in life, the extension of youth, positive relations with others, self-acceptance, and inner peace. This study advances Ryff's (1989) eudaimonic well-being model and contributes to tourism and mobility research. Implications for residential tourists and destination managers are also provided.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103150
JournalAnnals of Tourism Research
Volume87
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021

Keywords

  • Destination management
  • Eudaimonic well-being
  • Mobility
  • Positive psychology
  • Residential tourism
  • Value-adding analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Development
  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management

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