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October 1, 2014

Social Indicators Research Series, Vol. 54 – New Volume

A new volume of “Social Indicators Research Series”

Volume 54: Validity and Validation in Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

by Bruno D. Zumbo, Eric K.H. Chan is now available on SpringerLink.



Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

Freedom and happiness in nations: why the Finns are happier than the French

Brulé G, Veenhoven R

Psychology of Well-Being 2014, 4 :17 (25 September 2014)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF | PubMed



September 30, 2014

World Happiness Report Wins Award For the Betterment Of the Human Condition

Press release

September 19, 2014

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NEW YORK, New York, September 18, 2014 – The International Society for Quality of Life Studies has awarded the World Happiness Report the 2014 Award for the Betterment of the Human Condition. The award was granted to the Report co-editors: Professor John F. Helliwell, Lord Richard Layard, and Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs at the society’s recent annual conference in Berlin, Germany. John Helliwell and Jeffrey D. Sachs accepted the award on September 17, 2014, by video conference.

“Our progress and the report itself are built on the foundations built over many years by the International Society for Quality of Life Studies researchers,” said Professor John F. Helliwell. 

The first World Happiness Report was commissioned for the 2012 United Nations High-Level Meeting on Wellbeing and Happiness, and the second report was released in September 2013. The first report drew international attention as a landmark first survey of the state of global happiness, which provides valuable evidence towards improving the world’s wellbeing and sustainable development.

The 2013 report delves in more detail into the analysis of the global happiness data, examining trends over time and breaking down each country’s score into its component parts, so that citizens and policy makers can understand their country’s ranking. It draws connections to other major initiatives to measure wellbeing, including those conducted by the OECD and UNDP’s Human Development Report; and provides guidance for policy makers on how to effectively incorporate wellbeing into their decision making processes.

“More and more world leaders are speaking about the importance of wellbeing as a guide for their nations and the world,” said Professor Jeffrey Sachs. “As the world negotiates the new Sustainable Development Goals, or SDGs, for the period 2015-2030, the World Happiness Report is helping to support the inclusion of wellbeing measures among the SDG indicators. The World Happiness Report offers rich evidence that the systematic measurement and analysis of subjective wellbeing (SWB) can teach us a lot about ways to improve human wellbeing in the sustainable development era.”

The International Society for Quality of Life Studies (ISQOLS) is the largest international science association for quality of life research. It grants this award for significant accomplishments in developing and using of quality of life measures for social good. Previous recipients of this distinguished award include The Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative (2012), Transparency International (2010), the South African Institute of Race Relations (2006), and UNDP (2000).

 

Download the World Happiness Report 2013 here

MORE INFORMATION: 
Erin Trowbridge, Communications Director, Earth Institute: trowbridge@ei.columbia.edu



September 23, 2014

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 119, Issue 1

Social Indicators Research. Volume 119 , Issue 1 is now available on SpringerLink.

In this issue:
Protesting for Improved Public Service Delivery in South Africa’s Sedibeng District
Oludele Akinloye Akinboade , Mandisa Putuma Mokwena & Emilie Chanceline Kinfack
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Feeling Close to Fellow Citizens in Hong Kong, Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand
Chau-kiu Cheung , Raymond Kwok-hong Chan & Wing-chung Ho
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The Spatial Context of Social Integration
Elif Kısar Koramaz
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Measuring Advances in Equality of Opportunity: The Changing Gender Gap in Educational Attainment in Canada in the Last Half Century
Gordon Anderson , Teng Wah Leo & Robert Muelhaupt
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Nowcasting Indicators of Poverty Risk in the European Union: A Microsimulation Approach
Jekaterina Navicke , Olga Rastrigina & Holly Sutherland
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A Concept Mapping Study on Social Inclusion in Hong Kong
Kara Chan , Sherrill Evans , Yu-Leung Ng , Marcus Yu-Lung Chiu & Peter J. Huxley
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Day-of-the-Week Effects in Subjective Well-Being: Does Selectivity Matter?
Semih Tumen & Tugba Zeydanli
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Family Functioning and Life Satisfaction and Happiness in South African Households
Ferdi Botha & Frikkie Booysen
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A Comparison of the Well-Being of Agricultural and Non Agricultural Households Using a Multicriterial Approach
Fabio Boncinelli & Leonardo Casini
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The Relationship Between Serious Leisure Characteristics and Subjective Well-Being of Older Adult Volunteers: The Moderating Effect of Spousal Support
Kuan-Yu Chen
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An Examination of Factors Affecting Economic Status and Finances Satisfaction of Families: A Comparison of Metropolitan and Rural Areas
Gülay Günay , Ayfer Aydıner Boylu & Özgün Bener
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The Subjective Well-Being of Immigrants: Pre- and Post-migration
Karin Amit & Ilan Riss
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Influence of Posttraumatic Growth on Mental Health and Well-being Across Respondents Severely Affected by War in Post-conflict Sri Lanka
Dinuk Jayasuriya
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The Association Between the Fear of Crime, and Mental and Physical Wellbeing in New Zealand
Amber L. Pearson & Gregory D. Breetzke
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Patterns of Residential Adjustment for Older Person: Who will Recover and How Do They Recover? A Study in Different Residential Environments in Hong Kong
Kevin H. C. Cheng , David R. Phillips , Oi-Ling Siu & Anthony G. O. Yeh
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Lay Conceptions of Well-Being Among Undergraduate Students from the United States and South Korea: Culture-Level Differences and Correlates
Ethan A. McMahan , Seungah Ryu & Incheol Choi
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Self-efficacy Mediates the Association Between Shyness and Subjective Well-Being: The Case of Chinese College Students
Junni Wang , Jingjing Zhao & Yonghui Wang
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The Longitudinal Relationships Between Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction at School and School-Related Subjective Well-Being in Adolescents
Lili Tian , Huan Chen & E. Scott Huebner
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Work-to-Family Enrichment and Employees’ Well-Being: High Performance Work System and Job Characteristics
Vânia Sofia Carvalho & Maria José Chambel
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The (Non-) Effect of Unemployment Benefits: Variations in the Effect of Unemployment on Life-Satisfaction Between EU Countries
Jan Eichhorn
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Quality of Work Life and Turnover Intention: A Partial Least Square (PLS) Approach
Lilis Surienty , T. Ramayah , May-Chiun Lo & Azlin Natasha Tarmizi
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Measuring Precarious Employment: A Proposal for Two Indicators of Precarious Employment Based on Set-Theory and Tested with Dutch Labor Market-Data
Martin Olsthoorn
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Validation of the Satisfaction with Life Scale to Brazilians: Evidences of Measurement Noninvariance Across Brazil and US
Cristian Zanon , Marucia P. Bardagi , Kristin Layous & Claudio S. Hutz
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Assessing Adjustment to Aging: A Validation Study for the Adjustment to Aging Scale (AtAS)
Sofia von Humboldt , Isabel Leal , Filipa Pimenta & João Maroco
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The Subjective Happiness Scale: Translation and Preliminary Psychometric Evaluation of a Spanish Version
Natalio Extremera & Pablo Fernández-Berrocal
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Throwing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: Evaluation of Domain Importance Weighting in Quality of Life Measurements
Chang-ming Hsieh
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Quality of Life Research, Vol. 23, Issue 8

Quality of Life Research. Volume 23 , Issue 8 is now available on SpringerLink.

In this issue:
Conceptualizing global health-related quality of life in bladder cancer
Nathan Perlis , Murray Krahn , Shabbir Alibhai , Antonio Finelli , Paul Ritvo , Karen E. Bremner & Girish Kulkarni
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Assessing quality of life in patients with prostate cancer: a systematic and standardized comparison of available instruments
Stefanie Schmidt , Olatz Garin , Yolanda Pardo , José M. Valderas , Jordi Alonso , Pablo Rebollo , Luis Rajmil , Carlos Garcia-Forero & Montse Ferrer
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Danish population-based reference data for the EORTC QLQ-C30: associations with gender, age and morbidity
Therese Juul , Morten Aagaard Petersen , Bernhard Holzner , Søren Laurberg , Peter Christensen & Mogens Grønvold
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Results from several population studies show that recommended scoring methods of the SF-36 and the SF-12 may lead to incorrect conclusions and subsequent health decisions
Graeme Tucker , Robert Adams & David Wilson
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Factorial structural analysis of the Spanish version of WHOQOL-BREF: an exploratory structural equation model study
Sonia Benitez-Borrego , Joan Guàrdia-Olmos & Alfonso Urzúa-Morales
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Assessing quality of life in young adult cancer survivors: development of the Survivorship-Related Quality of Life scale
Crystal L. Park , Jennifer H. Wortmann , Amy E. Hale , Dalnim Cho & Thomas O. Blank
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Health impact of sport and exercise in emerging adult men: a prospective study
Yves Henchoz , Stéphanie Baggio , Alexandra A. N’Goran , Joseph Studer , Stéphane Deline , Meichun Mohler-Kuo , Jean-Bernard Daeppen & Gerhard Gmel
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Physical activity in relation to quality of life in newly diagnosed colon cancer patients: a 24-month follow-up
Cari Lewis , Pengcheng Xun & Ka He
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Patient’s response to a simple question on recovery after hemodialysis session strongly associated with scores of comprehensive tools for quality of life and depression symptoms
Gildete Barreto Lopes , Luciana Ferreira Silva , Gustavo Behrens Pinto , Luiz Fernando Catto , Marcia Tereza Silva Martins , Margarida Maria Dantas Dutra & Antonio Alberto Lopes
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Using Rasch analysis to examine the distress thermometer’s cut-off scores among a mixed group of patients with cancer
Sylvie D. Lambert , Julie F. Pallant , Kerrie Clover , Benjamin Britton , Madeleine T. King & Gregory Carter
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Mixture modelling analysis of one-month disability after stroke: stroke outcomes study (SOS1)
Theresa Munyombwe , Kate M. Hill , Peter Knapp & Robert M. West
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Relationship among chelator adherence, change in chelators, and quality of life in Thalassemia
Felicia L. Trachtenberg , Eric Gerstenberger , Yan Xu , Lauren Mednick , Amy Sobota , Hannah Ware , Alexis A. Thompson , Ellis J. Neufeld & Robert Yamashita
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The prediction of quality of life by physical, psychological and social components of frailty in community-dwelling older people
R. J. J. Gobbens & M. A. L. M. van Assen
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Impact of vertigo and dizziness on self-perceived participation and autonomy in older adults: results from the KORA-Age study
Martin Mueller , Ralf Strobl , Klaus Jahn , Birgit Linkohr , Karl Heinz Ladwig , Andreas Mielck & Eva Grill
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Health-related quality of life following radical prostatectomy: long-term outcomes
Andrew G. Matthew , Shabbir M. H. Alibhai , Tal Davidson , Kristen L. Currie , Haiyan Jiang , Murray Krahn , Neil E. Fleshner , Robin Kalnin , Alyssa S. Louis , B. Joyce Davison & John Trachtenberg
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The impact of new screen-detected and previously known type 2 diabetes on health-related quality of life: a population-based study in Qingdao, China
Yanlei Zhang , Jianping Sun , Zengchang Pang , Xiaoyong Wang , Weiguo Gao , Feng Ning , Jie Ren , Anil Kapur , Harri Sintonen & Qing Qiao
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Brief Communication
Patient education, upper-limb symptom perception, and quality of life among Japanese breast cancer survivors
Miyako Tsuchiya
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The effects of anxiety sensitivity, pain hypervigilance, and pain catastrophizing on quality of life outcomes of patients with chronic pain: a preliminary, cross-sectional analysis
W. S. Wong , H. M. J. Lam , Y. F. Chow , P. P. Chen , H. S. Lim , Steven Wong & R. Fielding
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Improving the mapping of condition-specific health-related quality of life onto SF-6D score
Yingsi Yang , M. Y. Wong , Cindy L. K. Lam & Carlos K. H. Wong
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Comparison between the EQ-5D-5L and the EQ-5D-3L in patients with hepatitis B
Y. X. Jia , F. Q. Cui , L. Li , D. L. Zhang , G. M Zhang , F. Z. Wang , X. H. Gong , H. Zheng , Z. H. Wu , N. Miao , X. J. Sun , L. Zhang , J. J. Lv & F. Yang
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Using WOMAC Index scores and personal characteristics to estimate Assessment of Quality of Life utility scores in people with hip and knee joint disease
Ilana N. Ackerman , Mark A. Tacey , Zanfina Ademi , Megan A. Bohensky , Danny Liew & Caroline A. Brand
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Brief Communication
A comparison of EQ-5D-3L population norms in Queensland, Australia, estimated using utility value sets from Australia, the UK and USA
Susan Clemens , Nelufa Begum , Catherine Harper , Jennifer A. Whitty & Paul A. Scuffham
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Exploring psychometric properties of the SF-6D, a preference-based health-related quality of life measure, in the context of spinal cord injury
Lidia Engel , Stirling Bryan , Silvia M. A. A. Evers , Carmen D. Dirksen , Vanessa K. Noonan & David G. T. Whitehurst
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Modelling utility weights for the Assessment of Quality of Life (AQoL)-8D
Jeff Richardson , Kompal Sinha , Angelo Iezzi & Munir A. Khan
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Book Review
Cappelleri JC, Zou KH, Bushmakin AG, Alvir JMJ, Alemayehu D, Symonds T: Patient-reported outcomes, measurement, implementation and interpretation
Adam B. Smith
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September 11, 2014

Press notice

Berlin, September 2014

 

Re: The Quality of Life Conference, Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe

The International Society for Quality of Life Studies is holding its 12th international conference in Berlin, Germany. The 4-day meeting, organized by the largest international science association for quality of life research – ISQOLS – established in the mid-nineties, is the biggest gathering of the multi-disciplinary research community in the field. Over 250 researchers, practitioners and politicians are discussing recent developments and future challenges around the conference theme, Sustaining Quality of Life across the Globe. Featured keynotes will be given by prominent fellows, such as Andrew Clark, Paris School of Economics; Richard Lucas, Michigan State University; and Dan Haybron, Saint Louis University.

The policy relevance of a good life will be discussed in a public plenary discussion lead by ZEIT journalist Petra Pinzler, Minister of State Helge Braun, former Italian Labour and Social Affairs Minister Enrico Giovannini, former head of the World Database of Happiness Ruut Veenhoven, Prof. Alex Michalos, University of British Columbia, and Gert Wagner, DIW Berlin.

ISQOLS awards 2014:

The RESEARCH FELLOW AWARDS for substantial contribution to QOL research will be awarded to:

CAROL GRAHAM, Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and College Park Professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. She is also a Research Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) in Bonn.

TAKASHI INOGUCHI, President of the University of Niigata Prefecture, Japan

MAHAR MANGAHAS, Professor (em.) of Economics at the University of the Philippines, Vice-President for Research of the Development Academy of the Philippines, and UNICEF Consultant on Social Indicators for the Governments of Malaysia and Indonesia.

The DISTINGUISHED QOL RESEARCH AWARD in 2014 for a lifetime and substantial contribution to QOL research is awarded to:

FERRAN CASAS, Professor of Social Psychology, University of Girona, Spain.

The 2014 AWARD FOR THE BETTERMENT OF THE HUMAN CONDITION
For a significant accomplishment by an organization (private or public sector organization) to the development and use of QOL measures in serving its constituency is awarded to the:

WORLD HAPPINESS REPORT, Edited by Professor John F. Helliwell, of the University of British Columbia, Lord Richard Layard, Director of the Well-Being Programme at LSE’s Centre for Economic Performance; and Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director of the
Earth Institute at Columbia University, Director of the SDSN, and Special Advisor to the UN Secretary General.

The DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD in 2014 for a outstanding service to the Society in a leadership position  is awarded to:

FILOMENA MAGGINO, Professor of Social Statistics and Multivariate Statistical Analysis. President and co-founder of the Italian Association for Quality-of-Life Studies (AIQUAV). Past-president of ISQOLS. Editor-in-Chief of Social Indicators Research journal (Springer).

The conference is being held at the
FREE UNIVERSITY BERLIN, SEPTEMBER 15 – 18, 2014

http://www.isqols.org/berlin2014/

Press contact: (English and German)
Denis Huschka, ISQOLS Executive Director
Tel: +49 (0)152 5459 0402
Email: ed@isqols.org



September 5, 2014

Quality of Life Research, Vol. 23, Issue 7

Qualit of Life Research, Volume 23, Issue 7 is now available at SpringerLink.

The Table of Content can ve viewed here.

 



New Springer Books

Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities

Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities aims to report on the scholarly  progress of work to understand, address, and ultimately eliminate health disparities based on race and ethnicity. The journal is the Official journal of the Cobb-NMA Institute, whose mission is to eliminate racial and ethnic  health disparities.

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The all new Papers 3 for Windows & Papers Online

Papers 3 for Windows has been redesigned from the ground up to provide a revolutionary research experience. And Papers Online offers a convenient reading list and shared collections in your browser. Your research, full speed ahead!
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=L5318efaM100cb15Sa845af6U3591d

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New: Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research

Edited by: Alex C. Michalos. Start reading on link.springer.com or recommend to your librarian.

 

Social Sciences, Quality of Life Research

 

Applications of Flow in Human Development and Education Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Chinese Adolescents in Hong Kong
Book Series: Quality of Life in Asia, Vol. 5
Editor/s: Shek, Daniel T.L.; Sun, Rachel C. F.; Ma, Cecilia

Flow and the Foundations of Positive Psychology Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly

Religion and Spirituality Across Cultures
Book Series: Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Vol. 9
Editor/s: Kim-Prieto, Chu



Latest Article Alert from Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

The following new articles have just been published:

Research  

Relations of admiration and adoration with other emotions and well-being

Schindler I

Psychology of Well-Being 2014, 4 :14 (19 August 2014)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF | PubMed
Short report  

Evaluation of the inner wellbeing model in Zambia

Gaines SO

Psychology of Well-Being 2014, 4 :16 (19 August 2014)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF | PubMed



ISQOLS: Registration for XII ISQOLS Confernce closes on Wednesday, September 10th

Dear ISQOLS-members,

Ten more days and the international and interdisciplinary quality-of-life community is meeting in Berlin, Germany. Registration will close by end of business, Wednesday, September 10th. If you want to join the quality-of-life-experts in Berlin, we ask you to register as soon as possible at http://www.isqols.org/berlin2014/registration/conference-registration/.

Please let us know at berlin2014@isqols.org if you are only interested in partaking in the conference dinner on Wednesday, September 17th at the Umweltforum (http://www.besondere-orte.com/eventlocations/en/umweltforum). A participation fee for external guests of 70 Euros in cash will be charged at the entrance.

Come explore new horizons in quality of life with us!

Peter Krause & Jessica Ordemann




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