- MAY 2017 -


Applied Research in Quality of Life

ISQOLS Official Journal

Volume 12, Issue 2, June 2017

Online articles available now!
Special Section on Subjective Well-Being in Diverse Populations in the United States (pp. 237–302)
Issue Editors:Ron D. Hays
ISSN: 1871-2584 (Print) 1871-2576 (Online)

Click on any of the links below to access the online article:

• Methodological Issues in Measuring Subjective Well-Being and Quality-of-Life: Applications to Assessment of Affect in Older, Chronically and Cognitively Impaired, Ethnically Diverse Groups Using the Feeling Tone Questionnaire (Jeanne A. TeresiKatja Ocepek-Welikson)

• The Relationships among Socio-Demographics, Perceived Health, and Happiness (Robert Weech-MaldonadoMichael J. Miller)

• Marital Status Transitions and Self-Reported Health among Canadians: A Life Course Perspective (Sara Zella)

• Political Participation and Wellbeing in the Netherlands: Exploring the Causal Links (André Pirralha)

• Development and Validation of the Social Emotional Health Survey–Higher Education Version (Michael J. FurlongSukkyung YouMark Shishim)

• Well-Being During Recession in the UK (David BaylissWendy OlsenPierre Walthery)

• The Impact of Personal and Environmental Characteristics on Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disability (Cristina SimõesSofia Santos )

• Exploring the Relationship between Quality of Life (EQ-5D) and Clinical Measures in Adult Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) (Attila J. PulayIstván BitterSzilvia Papp)

• Self-Objectification and Self-Sexualization Behavior within Consumer Culture (Meysam H. BarzokiLeila MohtashamMahshid Shahidi)

• Understanding Dispositional Hope in General and Clinical Populations (Macarena EspinozaGuadalupe Molinari)

• Acculturation of Immigrant Latinos into the U.S. Workplace: Evidence from the Working Hours-life Satisfaction Relationship (Rubia R. ValenteBrian J. L. Berry)

• Everyday Understandings of Happiness, Good Life, and Satisfaction: Three Different Facets of Well-being (Erik CarlquistPål UllebergAntonella Delle Fave

• A Pioneer from India in Research on Quality of Life, Human Wellbeing and Social Indicators of Development (Krishna Basu Mazumdar)

• Measuring the Subjective Well-Being of Diverse Populations in the U.S. (Lisbeth Nielsen)


May 2017 Member Highlight: Francesco Sarracino

ISQOLS Executive Committee: Co-Vice President of Academic Affairs

ISQOLS Board of Directors Member


"I feel that ISQOLS has played a considerable role for the advancement of my career, both directly and indirectly. Directly, because ISQOLS offers an ideal environment to grow up, to share ideas and to receive comments, and to meet new people and tendencies. Indirectly, because the activities of ISQOLS and of its members helped to make quality of life studies relevant."

Click here to read Francesco's full profile



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ISQOLS is pleased to showcase our members' accomplishments, including publications of all kinds. Please check out our full list 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 office@isqols.org and that information will be shared with our membership and community.

Congratulations to ISQOLS Members, Tineke de Jonge and Ruut Veenhoven, on the publication of their new book (co-written with Wim Kalmijn):

Diversity in Survey Questions on the Same Topic: Techniques for Improving Comparability Authors

This book describes why conventional methods fall short to solve the comparability problem and introduces three successive innovations to overcome these shortcomings. Published by Springer, Social Indicators Research Series, Volume 68 2017



See the Cities Where You Can Be Happier With Less Money

Would you be happier with more money? Only up to a point, and that threshold depends on where you live, shows new research provided by Gallup to TIME. 


(Have a QOL-related good read? Submit those to office@isqols.org or post them on an ISQOLS Discussion Group Forum


Quality-of-Life Related News, Links, Resources


Community Indicators Consortium is seeking a Research Associate to complete work that will lead to the development of a comprehensive course on community indicators under a grant from the Kellogg Foundation. Click here to learn more! (Questions? Contact: info@communityindicators.net)


Moving From Data to Collective Impact: Engaging the Community

CIC invites the ISQOLS community to join on May 30 at 1 pm ET/10 am PT for the first of three webinars that will explore how Collective Impact can be used to move from data to action.

Webinar #1: Engaging the Community.

In this webinar a short introduction of the collective impact framework will be followed by a panel on engaging diverse community and building a collaborative for impact while applying an equity lens. Register now: $10 (members)/$25 (non-members)



UIA Round Tables 2017: Chiang Mai on 21 and 22 September, and Brussels on 10 November

UIA Round Tables 2018: Kuala Lumpur on 26 and 27 September, and Lyon on 15 and 16 November

The UIA cordially invites ISQOLS members to its 5th Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 September in Chiang Mai, Le Méridien Hotel.
The UIA Round Table is an opportunity to learn through networking and through practice, to meet other international associations and share experience and knowledge to help you run your organization better. Read more here 

To register, please go to the Round Table website (roundtable.uia.org)


Social Indicators Research. Volume 132 Number 1 AND Volume 132 Number 2 is now available online.

Volume 69: Understanding and Investigating Response Processes in Validation Research by Bruno D. Zumbo, Anita M. Hubley is now available on the SpringerLink web site at


Journal of Happiness Studies. Volume 18 Number 3 is now available online.


Quality of Life Research. Volume 26 Number 6 is now available online.


Child Indicators Research. Volume 10 Number 2 is now available online.


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