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TitleThe Universality of Subjective Wellbeing Indicators [electronic resource] : A Multi-disciplinary and Multi-national Perspective / edited by Eleonora Gullone, Robert A. Cummins
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2002
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Descript V, 189 p. online resource


This book is concerned with the universality of wellbeing indicators. It provides contributions from international scholars in the field of quality of life and subjective well-being. The book provides substantial conceptual coverage on issues relating to the universality of subjective wellbeing including detailed discussion of central underlying mechanisms and processes involved in subjective wellbeing. The main topics covered include: the theoretical bases for the measurement of quality of life, the affective dimension in quality of life, the roles of homeostasis and personality in the processes of quality of life assessment and maintenance, the impact of factors including residential care, economic wealth, and work-related variables on subjective wellbeing. The book is of interest to all who want to develop their understanding of the universality, assessment, development and maintenance of subjective wellbeing


Biographical summaries of contributors to this volume -- Editorial - The Universality of Subjective Wellbeing -- A model of subjective well-being homeostasis: the role of personality -- Subjective quality of life: the affective dimension -- Theoretical basis for the measurement of quality of life -- The concept of life satisfaction across cultures: exploring its diverse meaning and relation to economic wealth -- Quality of life in residential care -- The universality of quality of life: an empirical approach using the WHOQOL -- Predicting quality of work life: from work conditions to self-regulation -- Substitution, buffers and subjective well-being: a hierarchical approach

Social sciences Philosophy Psychopharmacology Medical research Sociology Quality of life Social Sciences Sociology general Quality of Life Research Psychopharmacology Philosophy general


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