Eventfulness and the quality of life

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The subjective Quality of Life has often been related to leisure well-being, which depends on factors such as Arousal, Intrinsic satisfaction, Involvement, Mastery, Perceived freedom and Spontaneity (Unger and Kernan, 1983). Many of these elements are related to having a varied life pattern with diverse leisure activities. This paper explores how the development of 'eventfulness' can contribute to diverse time qualities, and therefore improve subjective well-being and quality of life. It presents a potential view of an event as a framing of time that enables us to appreciate the different qualities of time, therefore producing different qualities of experience. It draws on previous studies of cultural events of well-being, as well as data from the ATLAS Event Monitoring Project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-36
JournalTourism Today
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • event time
  • eventfulness
  • events
  • quality of life
  • subjective well-being


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