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Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

Editors: Michalos, Alex C. (Ed.)

  • Constitutes a comprehensive reference work on quality of life, spanning different fields of research
  • Connects important contributions from the behavioral and social sciences, health and healthcare
  • Covers basic concepts, theories, methods and significant figures, amongst other aspects of quality of life
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About this Reference Work

The aim of this encyclopedia is to provide a comprehensive reference work on scientific and other scholarly research on the quality of life, including health-related quality of life research or also called patient-reported outcomes research.

Since the 1960s two overlapping but fairly distinct research communities and traditions have developed concerning ideas about the quality of life, individually and collectively, one with a fairly narrow focus on health-related issues and one with a quite broad focus. In many ways, the central issues of these fields have roots extending to the observations and speculations of ancient philosophers, creating a continuous exploration by diverse explorers in diverse historic and cultural circumstances over several centuries of the qualities of human existence. What we have not had so far is a single, multidimensional reference work connecting the most salient and important contributions to the relevant fields.

Entries are organized alphabetically and cover basic concepts, relatively well established facts, lawlike and causal relations, theories, methods, standardized tests, biographic entries on significant figures, organizational profiles, indicators and indexes of qualities of individuals and of communities of diverse sizes, including rural areas, towns, cities, counties, provinces, states, regions, countries and groups of countries.

About the authors

Prof. Alex Michalos currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Brandon University. He is also the Director of Research for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and Emeritus Professor in Political Science at his former institution, the University of Northern British Columbia. Michalos has published 24 books, over 100 refereed articles, and founded or co-founded seven scholarly journals. Among the seven, he is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Business Ethics, the most frequently cited journal in the world devoted to business ethics, and Social Indicators Research, the first scholarly journal devoted to quality of life research. He is married to Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research
Editors
  • Alex C. Michalos
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Print + eBook ISBN
978-94-007-0754-2
Print ISBN
978-94-007-0752-8
eReference ISBN
978-94-007-0753-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
MMLXIV, 7347
Number of Illustrations and Tables
293 b/w illustrations, 368 illustrations in colour
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