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

Fei Hao, Honggen Xiao

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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
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • 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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