Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Life is an Adventure: The Benefits of Travelling to New and Exciting Places

Russell, Kelly M. (2015) Student Independent Projects Psychology 2015: Life is an Adventure: The Benefits of Travelling to New and Exciting Places. Research Report. Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Many individuals believe that travelling to exotic new places increases their happiness and makes them feel refreshed and renewed. The present study examined the overall benefits of travel and investigated if the benefits effect overall well-being. It was found that positive emotions play a very large role in developing coping mechanisms, increasing personal growth, and improving overall satisfaction of life. During a travel experience, individuals feel a plethora of positive emotions. These emotions are felt in three different stages: before, during, and after the vacation. The positive emotions felt highly increases overall happiness in one’s life and therefore increases life satisfaction. Other benefits of travel are also examined including the impact of vacationing on relationships, overall health and wellness, and education. It was concluded that travelling greatly increases well-being and life satisfaction.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11846
Item ID: 11846
Department(s): Grenfell Campus > Division of Social Science > Psychology
Date: 2015
Date Type: Submission

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