Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (2013)

Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research (2013)

By: Alex C. Michalos (editor)Mixed Media

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The aim of this encyclopedia is to provide a comprehensive reference work on scientific and other scholarly research on the quality of life, including health-related quality of life research or also called patient-reported outcomes research. Since the 1960s two overlapping but fairly distinct research communities and traditions have developed concerning ideas about the quality of life, individually and collectively, one with a fairly narrow focus on health-related issues and one with a quite broad focus. In many ways, the central issues of these fields have roots extending to the observations and speculations of ancient philosophers, creating a continuous exploration by diverse explorers in diverse historic and cultural circumstances over several centuries of the qualities of human existence. What we have not had so far is a single, multidimensional reference work connecting the most salient and important contributions to the relevant fields. Entries are organized alphabetically and cover basic concepts, relatively well established facts, lawlike and causal relations, theories, methods, standardized tests, biographic entries on significant figures, organizational profiles, indicators and indexes of qualities of individuals and of communities of diverse sizes, including rural areas, towns, cities, counties, provinces, states, regions, countries and groups of countries.

About Author

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.


Aboriginal Peoples Survey, Canada (APS).- Reporting of Indices by the Press.- Accessibility.- Personal and Institutional Accountability.- Acquiescence Response Set.- Action Research.- Bakas Caregiving Outcomes Scale.- Balanced Life.- Bankruptcy.- Barthel Index.- Basic Capabilities Index (BCI).- Calibrated Development Index.- Campbell, Angus.- Canadian Index of Well-Being.- Cancer Survivor(s).- Cantril Self-Anchoring Striving Scale.- Daily Diary Methodology.- Dartmouth COOP Charts.- Dartmouth Pain Questionnaire.- Data Analysis.- Databook of Happiness.- Early Adolescence.- Children from Birth to Age Five, Quality of Life in.- Early School Leaving.- Earthquakes.- Earth's Carrying Capacity.- Equity Theory.- F-Ratio.- Face Perception.- Facet Theory.- Facilities.- Factor Analysis.- Feelings of Justice.- Gambling.- Gardening.- Gated Communities.- Gender and Education.- Gender and Health.- Happiness.- Happiness Adjusted Life Years.- Happiness Measures.- Happy Life Inventory.- Happy Planet Index.- ICTs Role in QoL.- Ideology and Quality of Life.- Illiteracy, an Overview.- Immigrants, an Overview.- Immigrants, Responses to.- Japan, Quality of Life.- Job Descriptive Index.- Job Satisfaction.- Job Security.- Katz Activities of Daily Living Scale.- KIDS COUNT (R).- Knowledge Transfer and Exchange.- Known-Groups Validity.- Labor Markets and Underemployment.- Lake Erie Quality Index.- Lancashire Quality of Life Profile.- Land Use Diversity Index.- Land Quality Indicators.- Malnutrition.- Manchester-Oxford Foot Questionnaire (MOxFQ).- Mapping Neighborhoods.- Marginal Utility.- Marginalized Communities.- National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).- National Health Interview Survey (NHIS).- National Neighborhood Indicator Partnership.- Natural Resource Management (NRM).- Neck Disability Index.- Obesity, an Overview.- Objective and Subjective Deprivation.- Objective Index of Quality of Life Developed for the Municipalities of the Barcelona Province.- Objective Index of Quality of Life in Spain.- Objective Quality of Life.- Pain, an Overview.- Pairwise Comparisons.- Care, Palliative.- Parametric Analysis.- Parental Time and Child Well-Being.- Qualitative Indicators of Development.- Qualitative Methods.- Work Index in Span, Quality of.- Community Life Measures, Quality.- Work and Employment, Quality of.- Random Effects Regression for Panel Data.- Rank-Order Correlation.- Rasch Analysis.- Rasch Polytomous Models.- Long-Term Unemployment, Rate of.- Sample Frame.- Sample Survey.- Sampling Error.- Life Satisfaction Judgments.- Medical Care, Satisfaction with.- Taiwan.- Task Discretion.- Taxes.- Taylor and Aspinwall Psychosocial Stress Model.- Telecommuting.- Unemployment.- UNESCO Framework for Cultural Indicators.- UNESCO World Culture Report.- Education for All Global Monitoring Report.- Crime Estimates.- Validity, Logical.- Validity, Statistical.- Valuations of Life/Injury.- Value Theories.- Values Aspired to by Adolescents and by Adolescents' Parents in Relation to Their Children's Future.- Walkability.- War.- Waste Recycling.- Water Consumption.- Watershed(s).- Xenophobia.- Youth Dependency Ratio.- Youth in Transition Survey (YITS) Canada.- Youth Violence.- Youth/Adolescent Rights.- Zero-Order Relationships.- Z-Scores.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9789400707542
  • Format: Mixed Media
  • Number Of Pages: 7347
  • ID: 9789400707542
  • ISBN10: 9400707541
  • edition: 2013

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