Measuring Well-being: Advancing understanding of well-being tourism


Linnaeus University Online EUniWell-Event

Welcome to an open EUniWell seminar on the topic "Measuring Well-being: Advancing understanding of well-being tourism", drawing upon the European biocultural heritage EUniWell seed funding project.

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Programme 22 February (9:00-11:00 CET / 8:00-10:00 GMT):

  • Introduction
    Lali Lindell & Per Pettersson Löfquist, Linnaeus University, Sweden.
  • Rapid and sound assessment of well-being within a multi-dimensional approach
    Associate Professor Francesca Chiesi, Department of Neuroscience, Psychology, Drug, and Child's Health (NEUROFARBA), University of Florence, Italy.

    The Well-being Numerical Rating Scales (WB-NRSs) is a brief assessment tool to measure physical, psychological, relational, spiritual, and general well-being. Its psychometric properties and potential for use in research and practice will be illustrated. Evidence collected through a series of studies suggests that the WB-NRSs offers added value in research focused on well-being and in evaluating well-being changes prompted by intervention programmes.
  • The role of leisure time in subjective well-being
    Dr. Daniel Wheatley, Department of Management, University of Birmingham, UK.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted the leisure sector as lockdowns and social distancing resulted in temporary shutdowns throughout 2020-22 in countries across the globe. The impacts of this short-term response are yet to be fully realised, but are likely to be significant given our existing understanding of the relationship between time spent in leisure activities and physical and mental well-being. To explore these themes we will consider the existing evidence base on well-being benefits of time spent in leisure activities and how these may be distributed across different areas of our lives. We will also reflect on the value of leisure activities and their contribution to a thriving society.
  • Open Discussion 


Register here - registration closes 18 February!

The seminar will be held via Zoom and the link will be sent to those who have registered on 21 February. 


The seminar is hosted by Linnaeus University in collaboration with the University of Florence, Nantes Université, the University of Birmingham and the research platform eXperience at Linnaeus University.

Read more about the project Advancing understanding of well-being tourism, drawing upon the European biocultural heritage.