Impacts of festivals and events on residents' well-being

YOLAL M., Gursoy D., Uysal M., Kim H. (., Karacaoglu S.

ANNALS OF TOURISM RESEARCH, vol.61, pp.1-18, 2016 (SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 61
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.annals.2016.07.008
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-18
  • Keywords: Subjective well-being, Community benefits, Cultural benefits, Quality of life, Community resources, Festival, QUALITY-OF-LIFE, SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS, TOURISM, PERCEPTIONS, MOTIVATION, BENEFITS, LEISURE, SATISFACTION, PERSONALITY, EXPERIENCES
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study investigated how residents' participation in local festivals may influence their subjective-well-being and their quality of life. Using data collected from local attendees of a film festival, this study examined the relationship between socio-cultural impacts of a festival and subjective well-being of local residents. Findings revealed that while community benefits and cultural/educational benefits are positive predictors of subjective well-being of residents, quality life concerns were found to have negative impact on the well-being of residents. Findings also revealed no significant relationship between community resource concerns and subjective well-being of residents. (C) 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.