Advances in Quality of Life Theory and Research / Edition 1

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This volume is concerned with quality of life, and focuses on subjecti ve well-being (people's own evaluations of their lives in terms of hap piness and satisfaction). The first section focuses on theories of sub jective well-being, and on testing these theories. The second section of the volume concentrates on how work, unemployment, and income influ ence subjective well-being. The third section of the book concerns two important institutions that have an impact on people's well-being - t he health care and political systems.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792360605
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 8/31/1994
  • Series: Social Indicators Research Series, #4
  • Edition description: 2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 267
  • Product dimensions: 9.21 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface. Section I: Tests of Theories of Subjective Well-Being. Two versions of the American Dream: Which goals and values make for a high quality of life? T. Kasser. Stability in Components and Predictors of Subjective Well-being (SWB): Implications for SWB Structure; A. Kozma, S. Stone. An Integrative Explanation for Quality of Life: Development and Test of a Structural Model; K.L. Cranzin, L.M. Haggard. Sense of Well-being and Perceived Quality of Life in Calcutta; S.K. Dasgupta, S. Majumdar. Section II: Subjective Well-Being and Work: Income, Employment, and Job Satisfaction. The relationship between income, changes in income and life-satisfaction in West Germany and the Russian Federation: absolute, relative, or a combination of both? P. Schyns. Job Satisfaction, Wages, and Allocation of Men and Women; W. Groot, H. Maassen van den Brink. The Job/Life Satisfaction Relationship Among Professional Accountants: Psychological Determinants and Demographic Differences; D. Efraty, et al. Social Participation and Subjective Well-being of Long-term Unemployed: Why is Paid Work so Hard to Substitute for? A.C. van Bruggen. Home-based Employment and Quality of Life: A Time-use Analysis; W. Michelson. Section III: Societal Institutions of Quality of Life: Health Care Assessment and Political Representation. Improving Mental and Physical Health Care Through Quality of Life Therapy and Assessment; W.B. Frisch. Democratic Governance: the Need for Equal Representation of Women; D. Paul.
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