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A Comparative Study of Health Tourism Seekers and non-Seekers Subjective Well-Being Evaluation: Korea and Japan

  • Journal of Tourism Sciences
  • Abbr : JTS
  • 2007, 31(2), pp.165-186
  • Publisher : The Tourism Sciences Society Of Korea
  • Research Area : Social Science > Tourism

Hyun-Ji Kim 1

1동의대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Based on previous studies having emphasized the different perceptions regarding to leisure activity satisfactions and Subjective Well-being(SWE) between participants and non-participants. This study examined the differences of perceptions between health tour seekers and non seekers perceptions of SWE. Data were collected from Korean packaged tourists who travel to SAPPORO and who visited a thermal hot spring, and Japanese packaged tourists who travel to Busan and who used a herbal medicine program. The results indicated firstly that health tour seekers perceived the level of contribution of the health tour to SWE to be more positive than non-seekers. 핵심용어(Key words):헬스투어(Health tour), 주관적 안녕감(Subjective Well-being),삶의 만족도(Life satisfaction)

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.