Loneliness, travel nostalgia, subjective well-being and prevention regulatory focus: a moderated mediation model analysis

KARAGÖZ D., Ramkissoon H.

Current Issues in Tourism, 2023 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/13683500.2023.2175201
  • Journal Name: Current Issues in Tourism
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ABI/INFORM, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Geobase, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Index, PAIS International, Veterinary Science Database
  • Keywords: Loneliness, prevention regulatory focus, subjective well-being, travel nostalgia
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


This study examines a moderated mediation model based on hypothesized relationships between loneliness, travel nostalgia, subjective well-being and prevention regulatory focus. We adopt a two-stage mixed-method approach. We develop and propose an integrative model of loneliness, travel nostalgia and subjective well-being from our qualitative findings. We then test the model on 774 participants from two different samples. Findings indicate that loneliness has a negative effect on individuals’ subjective well-being, and a positive and significant effect between travel nostalgia and individuals’ subjective well-being. Furthermore, this study confirms the significant impact of prevention regulatory focus on the relationship between travel nostalgia and subjective well-being. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.