Abstract

In an effort to explore additional variables as antecedents of emotional solidarity, satisfaction with life (SWL) was considered in this study. More specifically, the research question posed in this paper is, can Deiner et al.’s (1985) Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) significantly predict the three factors of the Emotional Solidarity Scale (ESS): welcoming nature, emotional closeness, and sympathetic understanding? Reliabilities were strong for all four measures. SWLS significantly predicted all three emotional solidarity factors, albeit only explaining a modest degree of variance in each of the dependent variables. Practical implications are discussed.

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Is residents’ satisfaction with life a precursor to experiencing emotional solidarity with tourists?

In an effort to explore additional variables as antecedents of emotional solidarity, satisfaction with life (SWL) was considered in this study. More specifically, the research question posed in this paper is, can Deiner et al.’s (1985) Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS) significantly predict the three factors of the Emotional Solidarity Scale (ESS): welcoming nature, emotional closeness, and sympathetic understanding? Reliabilities were strong for all four measures. SWLS significantly predicted all three emotional solidarity factors, albeit only explaining a modest degree of variance in each of the dependent variables. Practical implications are discussed.