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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 (18 chapters)

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

    Shek, Daniel T.L. (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Arts and the Quality of Life: An Exploratory Study

    Michalos, Alex C.

    Pages 11-59

  • Apparent Quality-of-Life in Nations: How Long and Happy People Live

    Veenhoven, Ruut

    Pages 61-86

  • Global Quality of Life (QOL), Health and Ability Are Primarily Determined by Our Consciousness. Research Findings from Denmark 1991–2004

    Ventegodt, Søren (et al.)

    Pages 87-122

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

    Mitchell, Bruce

    Pages 123-144

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eBook $219.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4020-3602-6
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $279.99
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $359.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-90-481-6908-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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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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