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Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement was founded by Alex C. Michalos and published its first issue in March 1974. It has been the leading journal for scholarly research in its field for over thirty years. This volume is published in celebration of that record of accomplishment. The 19 articles assembled here are a selection drawn from the 34 (2.4%) most frequently cited articles in the journal’s history. An introductory essay written by Michalos explains the historical and scientific importance of each article in the development of social indicators or quality-of-life research. It provides a rare overview of the perceived scientific problems that researchers around the world addressed in the first three decades of exploration, as well as a view of some of the problems to be addressed in the future. A short essay describing the origins of the journal by its founder is also included. Anyone interested in having a single volume that contains some of the best research produced in this field will find this volume irresistible.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Nation - happiness - life satisfaction - quality of life - social indicators - subjective well-being - well-being
Citation Classics: The Idea and the Collection.- Social Indicators Research: A Case Study of the Development of a Journal.- Developing Measures of Perceived Life Quality: Results from Several National Surveys.- The Quality of Life in Large American Cities: Objective and Subjective Social Indicators.- Quality of Life.- Does Money Buy Satisfaction?.- On the Multivariate Structure of Wellbeing.- The Structure of Subjective Well-Being in Nine Western Societies.- Measures of Self-Reported Well-Being: Their Affective, Cognitive, and other Components.- Satisfaction and Happiness.- The Stability and Validity of Quality of Life Measures.- The Analysis and Measurement of Happiness as a Sense of Well-Being.- Multiple Discrepancies Theory (MDT).- A Review of Research on the Happiness Measures: A Sixty Second Index of Happiness and Mental Health.- Top-Down Versus Bottom-Up Theories of Subjective Well-Being.- Assessing Subjective Well-Being: Progress and Opportunities.- Is Happiness a Trait?.- On the Trail of the Gold Standard for Subjective Well-Being.- The Domains of Life Satisfaction: An Attempt to Order Chaos.