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A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life

A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life
A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life
This book presents a new research agenda for improvements in Quality of Life research. It includes topics such as: -Studying QoL in particular subpopulations and selected subgroups -Disentangling the difficult task of identifying determinants of QoL -Perfectionating the measurement of conceptual dimensions -Defining new indicators able to measure and monitor particular social conditions and shows that these are not separated fields of studies but intersect each other and produce different outcomes which can be with difficulty classifiable, consistent with the idea of the complexity of our reality. The volume presents micro perspectives by taking into account the macro situation through both qualitative and quantitative approaches
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  • A New Research Agenda for Improvements in Quality of Life -- Contents -- Chapter 1: Well-Being Indicators on Landscape and Cultural Heritage: The Experience of the BES Project -- The BES Project -- Landscape and Cultural Heritage as Well-Being Factors -- Indicators Proposed for the Subjective Aspects (Sensible Landscape) -- Indicators Proposed for the Objective Aspects (Cultural Heritage, Including the Geographic Landscape) -- A Critical Commentary on the Indicators Proposed and Some Concluding Remarks -- References -- Chapter 2: Determinants of Student Satisfaction with Campus Residence Life at a South African University -- Introduction -- The Determinants of Quality of Life for University Students: A Literature Review -- Student Diversity and QoL -- Health, Drug Use and Alcohol -- Campus Climate and University Residence Life in South Africa -- The Rhodes University Context and Residence System -- The Data -- Econometric Methods -- Results -- Residence Milieu and Characteristics -- Discrimination -- Drugs and Alcohol -- Campus and Residence Safety -- Individual Characteristics -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 3: Life on Social Housing Estates: Studying Housing Quality with an Ethnographic Approach -- The Dimensions of Housing Quality -- The Context and the Method of the Study -- Structures and People -- Relations in Spaces -- The Symbolic Elements of Space -- Ìncivilitieś as Signals of the Relationship with the Institutions -- Sense of Community and Conflicts -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 4: Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: A Fresh Look at Satisfaction in Communities -- What Is It About Communities? Important Pieces of the Puzzle -- Revisiting Satisfaction as Two-Factors -- The Factors That Contribute to Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction in Communities
  • Connecting Community Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction with Community Outcomes -- Association Satisfaction: An Overlooked Community Factor -- Event Satisfaction: What We Know So Far -- Extraordinary Experiences -- Herzberg and Event Satisfaction -- Where Are We Now? The Search for the Community Enrichment Model -- The Community Enrichment Model -- Implications for the Community -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 5: Explaining the Ethnic Minority Disadvantage in Subjective Well-Being: A Multilevel Analysis of European Countries -- Introduction -- Economic Position, Discrimination and Need-Gratification -- Economic Position -- Perceived Discrimination -- Do Economic Position and Discrimination Equally Affect Majority Members? -- Data and Methods -- Dependent Variables -- Independent Variables -- Methods -- Results -- Multilevel Analysis of Life Satisfaction -- Multilevel Analysis of Happiness -- Interaction Effects -- Discussion -- Appendix -- References -- Chapter 6: Self-Evaluation Affects Subjective Well-Being: The Effects of Socioeconomic Status and Personality in Taiwan -- Introduction -- Theoretical Framework and Hypotheses -- Data Source and Measures -- Dependent Variables -- Independent Variables -- Statistic Model -- Research Findings -- Descriptive Statistics -- Ordered Probit Analysis of Life Satisfaction with Sample Selection -- Ordered Probit Analysis of Happiness with Sample Selection -- Discussion -- Conclusions and Future Research Direction -- References -- Chapter 7: The Impact of Government Size on Chinese Elderś Life Satisfaction: 1998-2008 -- Introduction -- Happiness Research in China -- Data -- Empirical Strategy -- Results -- Urban Versus Rural Residents -- East Versus West -- Rich Versus Poor -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 8: Leisure Activities and Quality of Life Among Older Adults in Spain -- Introduction
  • Leisure and Quality of Life of the Elderly: Concepts, Measurement and Research -- Material and Methods -- Results -- Sample Characteristics -- Classification of Older Adults According to the Type of Leisure Activity They Perform -- Characteristics of the Population According to Their Activity Profile -- Sociodemographic and Residential Characteristics -- Health Conditions and Functional Capacity -- Family and Social Networks -- Economic Resources -- Quality of Life and Personal Well-Being -- Factors Explaining the Behaviour or Activity Profile of Older Adults in Spain -- Discussion and Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 9: Subjective Well-Being After the Onset of the Need for Personal Assistance and Care -- Introduction -- Database -- Distribution of the Need for Personal Assistance and Care Over the Life Course -- Health Limitations of People in Need of Personal Assistance and Care -- Satisfaction Levels at Different Degrees of Need for Personal Assistance and Care -- Changes in Life Satisfaction After the Onset of the Need for Personal Assistance and Care -- Conclusions -- References -- Chapter 10: Towards Satellite Accounts on Education and Human Capital in OECD Countries -- Introduction -- Measuring Human Capital: First Phase -- Why Satellite Accounts and Review of Satellite Accounts Across Countries -- Building Up a Framework for Satellite Accounts for Education and Human Capital -- Box 10.1: The Treatment of Education, Training and Human Capital in SNA 2008 -- Definitions and Concepts -- Basic Satellite Accounts -- More Complex Satellite Accounts -- More Advanced Satellite Accounts -- Measurement Questions -- Conclusion and Future Work -- Annex 1: Comparisons from the Analysis of National Experiences on Satellite Accounts in Education and Human Capital and Exampl... -- References
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