Introduction: Events and Well-being

Raphaela Stadler, Allan Jepson, Emma Wood

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The concept of well-being, and subjective well- being in particular, is gaining more and more atten- tion from national governments in an attempt to understand the aspects of life that make people happy and contented and, as a consequence improve societal well-being (Stickley, 2020). Subjective well-being, as defined by Yang (2008), is “a state of stable, global judgment of life quality and the degree to which people evaluate the overall qual- ity of their lives positively” (p. 204). It relies upon individuals’ perception, recognition, and evaluation of what is good about their lives (Diener, 1984). For example, high levels of well-being have been associated with enjoying one’s work, as well as overall happiness and life satisfaction, while lower levels of well-being have been linked to depres- sion, anxiety, stress, and the need for therapy (Ste- ger et al., 2006). Furthermore, the link between objective and subjective factors of well-being has been explored to some extent (see McCabe & John- son, 2013); however, there is a lack of research into what specifically drives well-being and, in particu- lar, how event attendance can contribute to subjec- tive well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Article number1525-9951/22
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalEvent Management
Issue number1
Early online date12 Aug 2021
Publication statusPublished - 10 Feb 2022


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