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Social Sciences | Quality-of-Life Research in Chinese, Western and Global Contexts

Quality-of-Life Research in Chinese, Western and Global Contexts

Shek, Daniel T.L., Chan, Ying Keung, Lee, Paul S.N. (Eds.)

Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 71:1-3

2005, VI, 542 p.

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The majority of studies on the quality of life have been conducted in Western contexts and are based on Western participants. Comparatively speaking, there are only a few studies that have been conducted in different Chinese contexts. Also, there are fewer QOL studies based on children and adolescents, or studies that examine the relationship between QOL and economic disadvantage. In addition, more research is needed to address the methodological issues related to the assessment of quality of life.

This volume is a constructive response to the challenges described above. It is the first book to cover research in Chinese, Western and global contexts in a single volume. It is a ground-breaking volume in which Chinese studies on the quality of life are collected. The book includes papers addressing family QOL, quality of life in adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage, and methodological issues in the assessment of QOL. It is written by researchers working in a variety of disciplines.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Burnout - Nation - assessment - behavior - environment - marketing - perception - school - university

Related subjects » Behavioral Sciences - Education & Language - Medicine - Social Sciences - Wellbeing & Quality-of-Life

Table of contents 

Quality of Life in the Global Context: A Chinese Response.- Arts and the Quality of Life: An Exploratory Study.- Apparent Quality-of-Life in Nations: How Long and Happy People Live.- Global Quality of Life (QOL), Health and Ability Are Primarily Determined by Our Consciousness. Research Findings from Denmark 1991–2004.- Participatory Partnerships: Engaging and Empowering to Enhance Environmental Management and Quality of Life?.- Marketing and Quality of Life: A Model for Improving Perinatal Health Status.- Quality of Life in Hong Kong: Past Accomplishments and Future Prospects.- The Pre- and Post-1997 Well-Being of Hong Kong Residents.- Quality of Life in Hong Kong: The CUHK Hong Kong Quality of Life Index.- Quality of Life in Older Adults: Benefits from Caring Services in Hong Kong.- An Exploratory Study on the Quality of Life of Older Chinese People Living Alone in Hong Kong.- Economic Stress, Emotional Quality of Life, and Problem Behavior in Chinese Adolescents with and without Economic Disadvantage.- A Longitudinal Study of Chinese Cultural Beliefs about Adversity, Psychological Well-Being, Delinquency and Substance Abuse in Chinese Adolescents with Economic Disadvantage.- The Quality of Life of Hong Kong's Poor Households in the 1990s: Levels of Expenditure, Income Security and Poverty.- Quality of Life Perceptions and Directions for Urban Regeneration in Hong Kong.- Subjective Residential Environment and Its Implications for Quality of Life Among University Students in Hong Kong.- Do Demographic Characteristics Make a Difference to Burnout Among Hong Kong Secondary School Teachers?.- Relations between Social Problem Solving and Indicators of Interpersonal and Family Well-Being Among Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong.

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