The Dutch queen’s day event: How subjective experience mediates the relationship between motivation and satisfaction

S. de Geus, G.W. Richards, V. Toepoel

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    Abstract

    Purpose
    The purpose of this paper is to clarify the relationship between subjective experience of an event, motivational style for participating and satisfaction afterwards. It proposes that subjective experience of positive affect acts as a mediator between motivation and satisfaction.
    Design/methodology/approach
    The paper opted for a quantitative survey among 285 respondents asking about their motivation to participate in celebrating Queen's Day, a Dutch national event around the birthday of the Queen Mother. Their satisfaction levels and subjective experience of the event were collected after the event. The (mediation) hypotheses were tested through a series of regression analyses.
    Findings
    The paper provides empirical insights about how subjective experience mediates the effect between motivational style and satisfaction.
    Originality/value
    This paper fulfils an identified need to study the effects of subjective experience in events.
    Keywords: The Netherlands, Calendar events, Citizen participation, Events, Satisfaction, Motivation, Self‐determination theory, Subjective experience
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)156-172
    JournalInternational Journal of Event and Festival Management
    Volume4
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013

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