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Social Indicators Research Series

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

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

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About this book

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.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Quality of Life in the Global Context: A Chinese Response

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

    Pages 1-10

  • Participatory Partnerships: Engaging and Empowering to Enhance Environmental Management and Quality of Life?

    Bruce Mitchell

    Pages 123-144

  • Economic Stress, Emotional Quality of Life, and Problem Behavior in Chinese Adolescents with and without Economic Disadvantage

    Daniel T.L. Shek

    Pages 363-383

  • Quality of Life Perceptions and Directions for Urban Regeneration in Hong Kong

    Mee Kam NG

    Pages 441-465

  • Do Demographic Characteristics Make a Difference to Burnout Among Hong Kong Secondary School Teachers?

    Patrick S. Y. Lau, Man Tak Yuen, Raymond M. C. Chan

    Pages 491-516

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eBook $279.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3602-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $359.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3601-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $359.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6908-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality-of-Life Research in Chinese, Western and Global Contexts
Editors
  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Ying Keung Chan
  • Paul S.N. Lee
Series Title
Social Indicators Research Series
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-3602-6
DOI
10.1007/1-4020-3602-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-3601-9
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-6908-5
Series ISSN
1387-6570
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 542
Additional Information
Reprinted from SOCIAL INDICATORS RESEARCH, 71:1-3
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