Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research

Editors: Land, Kenneth C., Michalos, Alex C., Sirgy, Joseph (Eds.)

  • Creates an overview of the field of Quality of Life studies
  • Reviews the historical development of the field
  • Discusses several of Quality-of-Life main concepts: happiness, positive psychology, and subjective well-being
  • Shows the research on elements of Quality of Life in a broad range of countries and populations
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About this book

The aim of the Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research is to create an overview of the field of Quality of Life (QOL) studies in the early years of the 21st century that can be updated and improved upon as the field evolves and the century unfolds.

Social indicators are statistical time series “…used to monitor the social system, helping to identify changes and to guide intervention to alter the course of social change”. Examples include unemployment rates, crime rates, estimates of life expectancy, health status indices, school enrollment rates, average achievement scores, election voting rates, and measures of subjective well-being such as satisfaction with life-as-a-whole and with specific domains or aspects of life.

This book provides a review of the historical development of the field including the history of QOL in medicine and mental health as well as the research related to quality-of-work-life (QWL) programs. It discusses several of QOL main concepts: happiness, positive psychology, and subjective wellbeing. Relations between spirituality and religiousness and QOL are examined as are the effects of educational attainment on QOL and marketing, and the associations with economic growth. The book goes on to investigate methodological approaches and issues that should be considered in measuring and analysing quality of life from a quantitative perspective. The final chapters are dedicated to research on elements of QOL in a broad range of countries and populations.

About the authors

Kenneth C. Land is the John Franklin Crowell Professor of Sociology and Demography at Duke University.  His research focuses on the methodology of social indicators and quality-of-life measurement and is the principal developer of the Foundation for Child Development Child Well-Being Index.

M. Joseph Sirgy is Professor of Marketing and Virginia Real Estate Research Fellow in the Department of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University (Virginia Tech), Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.

Alex C. Michalos is the Founder (1973) and Editor of Social Indicators Research, Professor Emeritus in Political Science from the University of Northern British Columbia and Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Brandon University.

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Prologue: The Development and Evolution of Research on Social Indicators and Quality of Life (QOL)

    Land, Kenneth C. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

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  • The Good Life: Eighth Century to Third Century BCE

    Michalos, Alex C. (et al.)

    Pages 23-61

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  • Happiness: Also Known as “Life Satisfaction” and “Subjective Well-Being”

    Veenhoven, Ruut

    Pages 63-77

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  • Subjective Wellbeing Homeostasis

    Cummins, Robert A. (et al.)

    Pages 79-98

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  • Positive Psychology and the Quality of Life

    Keyes, Corey L. M. (et al.)

    Pages 99-112

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Hardcover 217,36 €
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Softcover 217,36 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Handbook of Social Indicators and Quality of Life Research
Editors
  • Kenneth C. Land
  • Alex C. Michalos
  • Joseph Sirgy
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2421-1
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2421-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2420-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-7908-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 593
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