1. Advances in Quality of Life Research; B.D. Zumbo. Section I: Monitoring, Assessing and Modeling Quality of Life. 2. National Wealth, Individual Income, and Life-Satisfaction in 42 Countries: A Multilevel Approach; P. Schyns. 3. A PAR Approach to Quality of Life: Modeling Health Through Participation; S.T. Ismael. 4. Quality of Life in Europe via Objective and Subjective Indicators: A Spatial Analysis Using Classification; A. Petrucci, S. Schifini D'Andrea. 5. Social Indicators and Living Conditions in The Netherlands; J. Boelhouwer. 6. An Introduction to the Multidimensional Students'Life Satisfaction Scale; E.S. Huebner, R. Gilman. 7. Self-Sustained Quality of Life Monitoring: The Phillipine Social Weather Reports; M. Mangahas, L.L. Guerrero. Section II: Policy, Finance, Marketing, and Business. 8. Welfare to Well-Being Transitions; B. Braun. P.D. Olsen, J.W. Bauer. 9. A Behavioral Model to Optimize Financial Quality of Life; E.M. Maddux. 10. Public Policy and Diffusion of Innovation; R. Owen, A. Ntoko, Ding Zhang, J. Dong. Section III: Determinants and Correlates of Well-Being and Quality of Life. 11. Community Subject Well-Being, Personality Traits and Quality of Life Therapy; D.M.S. Kimweli, W.E. Stilwell. 12. I Want to Pretend I'm Eleven Years Younger: Subjective Age and Senior's Motives for Vacation Travel; M. Cleaver, T.E. Muller. 13. Access to Health Care: Social Determinants of Preventive Cancer Screening Use in Northern British Colombia; J. Bryant, A.J. Browne, S. Barton, B.D. Zumbo. 14. Aspects of theEffect of Substance Use on Health, Wellness and Safety of Employees and Families in Northern Remote Worksites; S.S. Barton. 15. Does Material Well-Being Affect Non-Material Well-Being?; A.L. Ferris. 16. Distribution of Household Income in America: Effects of Sources of Income, Inflation, and Cost of Living Differentials; M. Abdel-Ghany, S.J. Thoma. 17. Does Business Process Engineering Diminish the Quality of Work Life?; F.B. Green, E. Hatch. Unequal Perceived Quality of Life among Elderly Italians: Different Satisfaction Levels in Different Spheres of Life; E. Aureli, B. Baldazzi.
The knowledge base in the domains of quality of life, well-being, and subjective well-being is continuing to grow at a rapid rate. In light of this growth, and the interest it reflects on the part of scholars, practitioners, and policy makers internationally, this book will play an important role in bringing scholars and students up to date on diverse topics and promoting and encouraging research in the field of quality-of-life (QOL) studies. Unlike most other similar publications quality of life studies is broadly construed to involve all of the social and health sciences. This volume has much to offer the reader. The papers reflect a diversity of disciplinary and methodological perspectives, it contains material on (a) the monitoring, assessing, and modelling of quality of life, (b) matters of policy, finance, marketing, and business, and (c) papers devoted to the determinants and correlates of well-being and quality of life.