Keyword: survey

Understanding online museum communities

This research was conducted by Tien-Li Chen, Wei-Chun Lai and Tai-Kuei Yu at National Taipei University of Technology and National Quemoy University, Taiwan

Summary

This paper uses a survey of students in Taiwan to understand how best to create emotionally resonant and engaging experiences with online museum communities. The survey was …

How people understand social exclusion at music concerts

This research was conducted by Stijn Daenekindt at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Summary

This paper tackles the question of why people feel that some concerts are exclusive and excluding. The data comes from a survey of people in Belgium which included questions about attitudes towards classical and pop/rock concerts …

How unemployment affects cultural spending

This research was conducted by Javier Gardeazabal and Eduardo Polo‐Muro at University of the Basque Country, Spain

Summary

This paper explores the impact of unemployment on household spending on culture (specifically cinema and performing arts, museums and other exhibits, and books). The research found that when someone became unemployed their …

The wellbeing benefits of theatre attendance later in life

This research was conducted by Suzanne Meeks, Russell J. Vandenbroucke and S. Kelly Shryock at the University of Louisville, USA

Summary

This paper looked at the impact of theatre attendance on the wellbeing of a group of Americans aged over 60. The researchers found that attending live theatre ‘may contribute significantly …

By | 9 February 2021 |

Arts engagement of graduates is shaped by childhood exposure

This research was conducted by Susan A. Dumais at City University of New York, USA

Summary

This paper looked to understand two factors that are known to increase the likelihood of increased arts engagement: childhood exposure to the arts and gaining a bachelor’s degree. It found that people who were …

By | 2 February 2021 |

Why people go to pop concerts

This research was conducted by Steven Caldwell Brown and Don Knox at the University of Edinburgh and Glasgow Caledonian University

Summary

This research used an online survey of 249 people to uncover four main reasons why people attend pop concerts: they seek experience, engagement with others, to hear something novel and …

By | 29 November 2018 |

The factors that determine attendance at museums and historic sites across Europe

This research was conducted by Martin Falk and Tally Katz-Gerro at the Austrian Institute of Economic Research and the University of Haifa, Israel

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This paper looked at data on 350,000 people in 24 EU countries. The researchers found that household income, education, employment status and nationality made a difference …

By | 22 November 2018 |

The public’s perception of museum admission fees

This research was conducted by Marine Le Gall-Ely and four others at four different research centres in France

Summary

This paper explores the perception of audiences in relation to museum entrance fees. The data consists of individual interviews, focus groups, observations and a survey of almost 600 people in different parts …

By | 5 November 2018 |

The relationship between subjective wellbeing and engagement in arts, culture and sport

This research was conducted by Daniel Wheatley at the University of Birmingham and Craig Bickerton at Nottingham Trent University

Summary

This study explored the relationship between an individual’s self-assessment of their overall wellbeing and taking part in arts, cultural and sporting activities. Social survey data from 40,000 UK households …

By | 22 March 2018 |

Personality traits can determine interest in the visual arts

This research was conducted by Catherine L. Bachleda and Asmae Bennani at Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco.

Summary

Are all museum dwellers conscientious introverts? Is a penchant for painting a mark of neuroticism? This study aimed to investigate how personality traits impact an individual’s interest in the visual arts. Here …

By | 15 February 2018 |