International Society for Quality of Life Studies 

Monthly E-News 

FEBRUARY 2016 Edition

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



Please consider submitting a paper abstract or pre-conference workshop proposal for the 14th Annual ISQOLS Conference in Seoul, South Korea (August 25th-27th). This year's conference is poised to be an excellent collection of research, bridging quality-of-life experiences from east to west! 

Abstracts and Workshop Proposals due March 15th. (Reminder: all 2016 ISQOLS members receive a significant discount on conference registration fees!)

 For more details, visit:


2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference in

Seoul, South Korea (August 25th-27th)

Registration begins March 1st


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 Andrew Clark. Click here to see a full list of videos on


ISQOLS Members Accomplishments

Congratulations to ISQOLS member, Srimanta Mohanty, on the publication of his new book, "Comparison of Gender Gap in Education, Employment and Health in India and China". Check out more details here



 Do you have an accomplishment you'd like to share in our next E-News edition? . If you would like to share any of your research, publications, ideas, questions, or opportunities, please send them to ISQOLS Executive Director, Jill Johnson, at and that information will be shared with our membership and community.


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources

Did you know that Applied Research in Quality of Life (ARQOL) is the official journal for ISQOLS?

Volume 11, Issue 1, March 2016 edition is ready to view and has 21 QoL articles available and can be easily downloaded online. Click on any of the titles below to be directed to their online article:

Quality of Jobs for Female Workers: A Comparative Study of South Korea and Australia (Hanna JungJoonmo Cho)

Social Quality and Happiness—An Analysis of the Survey Data from Three Chinese Cities (Ka Lin)

Impact of Education and Poverty on Terrorism in Turkey: An Empirical Investigation (Mete Feridun)

Chinese Tourist Vacation Satisfaction and Subjective Well-being (Yi ChenXiaoxiao FuXinran Y. Lehto)

A Measure of Quality of Life in Elderly Tourists (Eunju Woo, Hyelin Kim, Muzaffer Uysal)

Ethical Holiday Behavior, Wellbeing and Orientations to Happiness (Alexandra Ganglmair-WooliscroftBen Wooliscroft)

Residents’ Perceived Quality Of Life in a Cultural-Heritage Tourism Destination (Myunghee Mindy JeonMyunghwa (Michelle) Kang)

A Human Well-Being Perspective to the Measurement of Quality of Life: Findings From the City of Delhi (Preeti Kapuria)

Assessing Community Quality of Life in the Context of Tourism Development (Chia-Pin YuShu Tian ColeCharles Chancellor)

It’s up to you: The Influence of Sports Participation, Academic Performances and Demo-Behavioral Characteristics on University students’ Life Satisfaction (Dragan Lj. BjelicaUroš D. Jovanović)

A Measure to Target Antipoverty Policies in the European Union Regions (Paola AnnoniDorota Weziak-Bialowolska)

Collective and Individual Self-Esteem Mediate the Effect of Self-Construals on Subjective Well-Being of Undergraduate Students in China (Xiaobo YuZiheng ZhouGuanhua FanYangyang Yu)

Impacts of Flooding on the Quality of Life in Rural Regions of Southern Slovakia (Andrea JakubcováHenrich GrežoAnna Hrešková)

Views on Quality of Life Differ Between Alcohol Related Brain Damaged Individuals and Their Healthcare Professionals (Jean-Paul SteinmetzChristiane Theisen-Flies)

Students’ Responses to Improve Environmental Sustainability Through Recycling: Quantitatively Improving Qualitative Model (Muhammad Shakil AhmadAqeel Ahmed Bazmi)

Strong Attachment to Heroes: How Does It Occur and Affect People’s Self-Efficacy and Ultimately Quality of Life?(Mina JunChung K. KimJeongsoo HanMiyea Kim)

Does the Quality of Academic Life Matter for Students’ Performance, Loyalty and University Recommendation? (Eugénia PedroJoão LeitãoHelena Alves)

Silvia Exenberger, Barbara Juen: A Review of Well-Being, Resilience and Quality of Life from Children’s Perspectives. A Contextualized Approach (Mònica González-Carrasco)

A Review of “Positive Psychology in Latin America”: from Emblematic Paradoxes to Knowledge Enrichment (Helena Águeda MarujoLuis Miguel Neto)

Norman M. Bradburn: A Pioneer in Social Indicators and Quality of Life 

The following new article has just been published in  Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

"Why won’t it Stick? Positive Psychology and Positive Education"

White M; Psychology of Well-Being 2016, 6 :2 (9 February 2016) Abstract | Full Text | PDF

Social Indicators Research Volume 126 Number 2 is now available online.

The open access journal, *Psychology of Well-
Being: Theory, Research and Practice*, has a variety of new publications and articles available online.