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Título: Measuring Tourists Happiness: the case of the Algarve
Autor: Mendes, Júlio
Pereira, Luis Nobre
Guerreiro, Manuela
Palavras-chave: Tourist hapiness
Tourist quality of life
Tourist satisfaction
Logit regression
Data: 2010
Citação: International Symposium on Entrepreneurship in Tourism, 6th. Proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Entrepreneurship in Tourism, University of Algarve, Faro, 2010.
Resumo: Happiness and Quality of Life (QoL) have been receiving attention since many of the social ills have been reduced in the Western World. Happiness is considered one of the contributors to good QoL: if a community has happy citizens, their QoL is viewed as generally good (Veenhoven, 1997). In the same way, tourists’ happiness and QoL have become an important and interesting issue of research. However, measuring tourists’ happiness is a changeling problem. In this paper we present research on measuring tourists’ happiness. First, we have developed a model to explain the effect of different life domains on tourists’ happiness. Results indicated that both satisfaction with their family life and satisfaction with their jobs and activities play a significant role in determining overall happiness. After that, we have developed a model to identify which QoL factors influence tourists’ happiness. Results indicated that both present tourists’ QoL and QoL of their friends have a significant effect on tourists’ general happiness. A survey sample of tourists in the Algarve was used to test binary logistic regression models to detect factors affecting the probability of being at a specific level of happiness.
Peer review: no
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.1/921
ISSN: 978-989-8472-09-0
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