JOURNAL OF YOUTH STUDIES, 2023 (SSCI)
This study aims to examine how young peoples' participation in a local youth music festival may effect their subjective well-being. In more detail, this study attempts to examine the relations between the festival features, the feelings young people develop, social identification and subjective well-being in young people's participation in music festivals. The research was conducted in Eskisehir, Turkey. The sample population consisted of individuals participated in youth music festival EskiFest. The questionnaire forms were randomly handed out at the exit of the festival area to potential respondents and collected back after completion. Consequently, a total of 398 usable questionnaires were included in the analysis. The results confirm that festival characteristics as music quality, places and atmosphere, information and facilities are effective in creating positive emotions and social identity formation which consequently effects subjective well-being of young people. The results of the study will assist to the festival organizers in developing strategies for better quality organization of the festivals and increasing the satisfaction of the young participants by understanding their emotions.