International Society for Quality of Life Studies 

Monthly E-News 


Read below for news and updates within the field of Quality-of-Life Studies 




2015 ISQOLS Annual Conference in Phoenix, Arizona: Recap 

Over 140 participants from all over the world met together in Phoenix, Arizona, USA, between 

October 15th and 17th, 2015 to engage and reflect upon the question:"what is the future of quality of life?". 

There were over 40 unique sessions, which included nearly 150 individual papers with topics ranging from... read more here


ISQOLS Award Winners Announced!

 Congratulations to the following ISQOLS Award winners from 2014 and 2015!

Research Fellow Award: Habib Tilouine

Research Fellow Award: Mark Peterson

Distinguished QOL Researcher Award: Wolfgang Glatzer

Distinguished Service Award: Denis Huschka

Award for the Betterment of Human Condition: OECD Better Life Index

 The journal papers are a certificate for each of the authors for:

SIR Article 2014:Adaptation and dissonance in Quality of Life: A case study in Mekelle, Ethiopia.

By Rishan Teklay Belie, Javier Martinez and Jeroen Verplanke.

SIR Vol 118, Issue 2, 2014. 

Applied Research in Quality of Life Article 2014:

Between Country Variations in Self-Rated-Health and Associations with the Quality of Life of Older People: Evidence from the Global Ageing Service.By Hafiz T.  A. Khan and Robert Raeside.

ARQOL Vol 9. 923-949

click  here for a full description of ISQOLS awards and all award recipients


ISQOLS Oral Histories Spotlight is proud to feature several Oral History videos Of Prominent Quality of Life Researchers. The oral history videos are a great resource for exploring and understanding quality of life among different cultures and through different academic lenses. 


This month's highlighted video is of Edward Diener. Click here to see a full list of videos


ISQOLS welcomes new Executive Director, Jill Johnson

We are pleased to announce that Jill Johnson has been named our ISQOLS Executive Director. Jill’s expertise in nonprofit organizational management will help move ISQOLS forward to the next level of its development. Join me in welcoming Jill, who is looking forward to receiving your comments and suggestions. Jill can be contacted at, and the ISQOLS office is now located in the Phoenix, Arizona area. We have a bright future ahead for our society of scholars!


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources 


Click on the links below to view updates, articles, research, and information from other related

Quality of Life resources: 


New Springer eBooks available! 


Child Indicators Research, Vol. 8, Issue 4 - New Issue Alert


 Applied Research in Quality of Life. Volume 10 Number 4 


Journal of Happiness StudiesVolume 16 Number 6 


Social Indicators ResearchVolume 124 Number 3