Bottom-up Theory of Life Satisfaction by Running Event Participants

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  • Kwangsoo Park Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Interior Design, and Hospitality Management North Dakota State University
  • Hyelin Kim William F. Harrah College of Hospitality University of Nevada
  • Jin Young Chung School of International Trade and Business Incheon National University

Abstract

In line with the bottom-up theory of life satisfaction, this study examined the quality of life of long and short-distance runners. Data were collected from a total of 1,676 runners in a running event. WHOQOL-BREF (26-item version of WHOQOL-100) was used to measure the quality of life of the runners. Results showed that event satisfaction has a statistically significant relationship only with physical wellbeing, which has a significant relationship with the overall quality of life. Thus, the bottom-up theory of life satisfaction was partially supported. The nature of the event was believed to be one of the reasons for the results.

Author Biographies

Kwangsoo Park, Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Interior Design, and Hospitality Management North Dakota State University

Kwangsoo Park is an associate professor at the Department of Apparel, Merchandising, Interior Design, and Hospitality Management at North Dakota State University, USA with an interest in event satisfaction and quality of life.

Hyelin Kim, William F. Harrah College of Hospitality University of Nevada

Hyelin Kim is an assistant professor at University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA with an interest in quality of life and tourist behaviour.

Jin Young Chung, School of International Trade and Business Incheon National University

Jin Young Chung (corresponding author) is an associate professor at Incheon National University (INU), South Korea. His research interests primarily focus on tourist behavior and destination marketing.

 

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2019-08-20

How to Cite

Park, K., Kim, H. and Chung, J. Y. (2019) “Bottom-up Theory of Life Satisfaction by Running Event Participants”, e-Review of Tourism Research, 16(6). Available at: https://journals.tdl.org/ertr/index.php/ertr/article/view/435 (Accessed: 16January2021).

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