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Connecting the Quality of Life Theory to Health, Well-being and Education

The Selected Works of Alex C. Michalos

Authors: Michalos, Alex C

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  • Connects quality of life theory to health and well-being in previously under-represented populations
  • Shows the influence of education on quality of life
  • Provides and overview of the past, and looks at the future of quality of life research
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This volume connects aspects of personal health, overall well-being, and education to quality of life. It includes discussions of Galen’s and Harvey’s views of the movement of blood in human bodies, and differences in the research traditions of social indicators research and health-related quality of life research. It examines determinants of health and quality of life in a variety of populations, including the residents of the Bella Coola Valley of British Columbia, aboriginal residential school survivors in Canada, and diabetics versus non-diabetics. It describes relations between health survey and patients’ medical chart reviews, the health and quality of life of older people, and the difference between good health and a good life. Other topics explored are student quality of life, comparisons of the quality of life of students, aboriginal and unemployed people, the impact of education on happiness and well-being, and liberal education. In addition, the volume presents Einstein’s views of ethics and science, and unacknowledged authorship in scholarly publications. The final chapter gives a historical review of quality of life research in Canada over the past fifty years.

About the authors

Prof. Alex Michalos currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at Brandon University. He is also the Director of Research for the Canadian Index of Wellbeing and Emeritus Professor in Political Science at his former institution, the University of Northern British Columbia. Michalos has published 24 books, over 100 refereed articles, and founded or co-founded seven scholarly journals. Among the seven, he is Editor in Chief for the Journal of Business Ethics, the most frequently cited journal in the world devoted to business ethics, and Social Indicators Research, the first scholarly journal devoted to quality of life research. He is married to Dr. Deborah Poff, President and Vice-Chancellor of Brandon University.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

Table of contents (17 chapters)
  • Cost-Benefit Versus Expected Utility Acceptance Rules

    Pages 1-23

    Michalos, Alex C.

  • Social Indicators Research and Health-Related Quality of Life Research

    Pages 25-58

    Michalos, Alex C.

  • Culture as a Moderator of Overall Life Satisfaction—Life Facet Satisfaction Relationships

    Pages 59-79

    Mallard, Alison G. C. (et al.)

  • Determinants of Health and the Quality of Life in the Bella Coola Valley

    Pages 81-122

    Michalos, Alex C. (et al.)

  • Health and Quality of Life of Aboriginal Residential School Survivors, Bella Coola Valley, 2001

    Pages 123-135

    Barton, Sylvia S. (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Connecting the Quality of Life Theory to Health, Well-being and Education
Book Subtitle
The Selected Works of Alex C. Michalos
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-51161-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-51161-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-51160-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84583-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 402
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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