How do cultural activities influence happiness? Investigating the relationship between self-reported well-being and leisure
Victoria Ateca-Amestoy (),
Irene Mussio and
Maximo Rossi ()
Additional contact information
Mariana Gerstenblüth: Universidad de la República de Uruguay
Irene Mussio: Universidad de la República de Uruguay
Estudios Económicos, 2016, vol. 31, issue 2, pages 217-234
Leisure is a human condition related to the discretionary use of time in a rewarding way that contributes to individual well-being. Individuals decide to engage on cultural activities to enjoy pleasant experiences. Cultural participation can be explained in different dimension, considering how the individual access those cultural experiences: by live attendance, by home consumption, by community practice. We find that the magnitude of the positive effect of cultural activities on the top happiness goes in this descending order: cinema going, participat- ing in cultural events,listening to music,reading books and watching TV.
Keywords: happiness; leisure; culture; well-being (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: I30 Z10 Z11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: http://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:emx:esteco:v:31:y:2016:i:1:p:217-234
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Estudios Económicos from El Colegio de México, Centro de Estudios Económicos Contact information at EDIRC.
Series data maintained by Rocío Contreras ().