Ethical Holiday Behavior, Wellbeing and Orientations to Happiness
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Research shows that the ethical, particularly environmental, impact of holidays is considerable. Over-consumption of resources is leading to a decrease in quality of life. On the other hand, holidays have shown to significantly contribute to peoples’ wellbeing. This research explores the Ethical Holiday Behavior (EHB) of New Zealanders and its relationship to selected wellbeing measures. The uptake of EHB is found to follow a cumulative pattern and levels of EHB are influenced by the search for Meaning in Life, as well as age, gender, and some types of holidays while different levels of Subjective Wellbeing do not influence the level of EHB.
KeywordsWellbeing Orientation to happiness Ethical holiday behavior
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