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The psychology of quality of life : Hedonic well-being, life satisfaction, and eudaimonia

Author: M Joseph Sirgy
Publisher: Dordrecht ; New York : Springer, ©2012.
Series: Social indicators research series, v. 50.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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The new updated edition of this popular text uses a proposed theory to posit that much of the research on subjective well-being can be construed in terms of psychological strategies people use to  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: M Joseph Sirgy
ISBN: 9789400744042 9400744048 9789400744059 9400744056
OCLC Number: 806140169
Description: xxiii, 622 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part 1. INTRODUCTION --
Philosophical Foundations, Definitions, and Measures --
Further Distinctions Among Major Subjective QOL Concepts --
Consequences of Hedonic Well Being, Life Satisfaction, and Eudaimonia --
Part 2. OBJECTIVE REALITY AND ITS EFFECTS ON SUBJECTIVE QOL --
Effects of Socioeconomic, Political, Cultural, and Other Macro Factors on QOL --
Effects of Income and Wealth on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Other Demographic Factors on Subjective QOL --
effects of Personal Activities on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Genetics, Health, Biology, the Environment, and Drugs on Subjective QOL --
Part 3. SUBJECTIVE REALITY AND ITS EFFECTS ON SUBJECTIVE QOL --
Effects of Personality on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Affect and Cognition on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Beliefs and Values on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Needs and Need Satisfaction on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Goals on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Self Concept on Subjective QOL --
Effects of Social Comparisons on Subjective QOL --
Part 4. Life Domains --
Domain Dynamics --
Work Well-Being --
Residential Well Being --
Material Well Being --
Social, Family, and Marital Well-Being --
Health Well Being --
Leisure Well Being --
Other Domains Varying in Salience --
Part 5. POPULATION SEGMENTS AND QOL --
Children, Youth, and College Students and QOL --
Elderly and QOL --
The QOL of Women --
The QOL of Countries --
Other Population Segments --
Part 6. EPILOGUE --
Integrative Theories of QOL --
Final Thoughts.
Series Title: Social indicators research series, v. 50.
Responsibility: by M. Joseph Sirgy.

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From the reviews of the second edition:"Written by one of the field's most preeminent theoreticians, the volume is an essential reference work for all researchers and scholars of quality of life. Read more...

 
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