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TitleAdvances in Quality of Life Research 2001 [electronic resource] / edited by Bruno D. Zumbo
ImprintDordrecht : Springer Netherlands : Imprint: Springer, 2002
Connect tohttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-94-015-9970-2
Descript VI, 338 p. online resource

SUMMARY

The knowledge base in the domains of quality of life, well-being, and subjective well-being is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. In light of this growth, and the interest it reflects on the part of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers internationally, this book will play an important role in bringing scholars and students up to date on diverse topics and promoting and encouraging research in the field of quality-of-life (QOL) studies. Unlike most other similar publications quality of life studies is broadly construed to involve all of the social and health sciences. This volume has much to offer the reader. The papers reflect a diversity of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, it contains material on (a) the monitoring, assessing, and modelling of quality of life, (b) matters of policy, finance, marketing, and business, and (c) papers devoted to the determinants and correlates of well-being and quality of life


CONTENT

Section I. Monitoring, Assessing, and Modeling Quality of Life -- Wealth of Nations, Individual Income and Life Satisfaction in 42 Countries: A Multilevel Approach -- A PAR Approach to Quality of Life: Modeling Health Through Participation -- Quality of Life in Europe: Objective and Subjective Indicators -- Social Indicators and Living Conditions in the Netherlands -- An Introduction to the Multidimensional Studentsโ{128}{153} Life Satisfaction Scale -- Self-Sustained Quality of Life Monitoring: The Philippine Social Weather Reports -- Section II. Policy, Finance, Marketing, and Business -- Welfare to Well-Being Transition -- A Behavioral Model to Optimize Financial Quality of Life -- Public Policy and Diffusion of Innovation -- Section III. Determinants and Correlates of Well-Being and Quality of Life -- Community Subjective Well-Being, Personality Traits and Quality of Life Therapy -- I Want to Pretend Iโ{128}{153}m Eleven Years Younger: Subjective Age and Seniorsโ{128}{153} Motives for Vacation Travel -- Access to Health Care: Social Determinants of Preventive Cancer Screening Use in Northern British Columbia -- Aspects of the Effect of Substance Use on Health, Wellness and Safety of Employees and Families in Northern Remote Work Sites -- Does Material Well-Being Affect Non-Material Well-Being? -- Distribution of Household Income in America: Effects of Source of Income, Inflation, and Cost of Living Differentials -- Does Business Process Reengineering Diminish the Quality of Work Life? -- Unequal Perceived Quality of Life Among Elderly Italians: Different Satisfaction Levels in Selected Spheres of Life


Social sciences Public health Medical research Sociology Quality of life Social Sciences Quality of Life Research Sociology general Public Health



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