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April 9, 2014

New Springer Books

Social Sciences, Quality of Life Research

Communities and Livelihood Strategies in Developing Countries
Editor/s: Maharjan, Keshav Lall

Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research
Editor/s: Michalos, Alex C.

Flourishing Children
Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Lippman, Laura H.; Anderson Moore, Kristin; Guzman, Lina; Ryberg, Renee; McIntosh, Hugh; Ramos, Manica; Caal, Salma; Carle, Adam; Kuhfeld, Megan

Increasing Psychological Well-being in Clinical and Educational Settings
Book Series: Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Vol. 8
Editor/s: Fava, Giovanni Andrea; Ruini, Chiara

Mortality in an International Perspective
Book Series: European Studies of Population, Vol. 18
Editor/s: Anson, Jon; Luy, Marc

People Living with HIV in the USA and Germany
Kaplan, Lauren

Perspectives on the Intersection of Multiculturalism and Positive Psychology
Book Series: Cross-Cultural Advancements in Positive Psychology, Vol. 7
Editor/s: Teramoto Pedrotti, Jennifer; Edwards, Lisa

The Pursuit of Happiness and the Traditions of Wisdom
Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Giorgino, Vincenzo

Social Sciences, general

Globalized Water
Editor/s: Schneier-Madanes, Graciela

Management Ethics and Talmudic Dialectics
Kaplan, Nathan Lee

Social Systems and Design
Book Series: Translational Systems Sciences, Vol. 1
Editor/s: Metcalf, Gary S.



April 3, 2014

Legatum Institute: Launch of the Commission on Wellbeing and Policy Report

The Legatum Institute hosted a livestreamed panel discussion to mark the launch of 'Wellbeing and Policy', a new report which aims to stimulate debate around if, and how, wellbeing analysis should influence government policy.

One year ago the Legatum Institute set up an independent commission, titled 'The Commission on Wellbeing and Policy'. Chaired by former UK Cabinet Secretary Lord O’Donnell, the commission was made up of a high-level panel of academics and experts in the field of economics and wellbeing: Angus Deaton from Princeton University, Martine Durand from the OECD, David Halpern from the Behavioural Insights team andRichard Layard from LSE.

The aim of the Commission on Wellbeing and Policy was to explore the implications of using a wellbeing lens for policy-making. After a year of intense research, the commissioners presented their final report Wellbeing and Policy, which proposes a radical reform of public policy-making that goes beyond the traditional economic framework of GDP growth. The report argues that GDP is too narrow a measure of prosperity. Instead, policy should aim at increasing people’s satisfaction with their lives, using measures of wellbeing as an indicator of success [...]

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18th Annual Summer Institute in Health Policy and Management

“Learn from health care experts. Learn with future health care leaders.”

June 2-28, 2014

Register Now!!!!

Overview

The Summer Institute in Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health provides short-term, intensive, educational opportunities for public health practitioners and other professionals. The Institute serves as a convenient venue for health professionals to begin or enhance their education in a variety of public health disciplines, with coursework focusing on key policy, management, evaluation, obesity, and communication issues. Participants learn about policies as well as management and leadership approaches that work, along with strategies for effective implementation. Courses offered by the Institute are equivalent to regular academic year courses and may be taken for academic credit or non-credit/continuing education.

HPM Summer Institute Course Schedule

Week One: June 2-6, 2014

  • Marketing in Health Care Organizations, June 2-4, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Extended Exercises in Cost Effectiveness, June 5-6, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Health Care Workforce, June 2, 4, 6, 9, 11, and 13, 2014, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • SS/R: Public Health in Film and Television, June 3, 5, 10, and 12, 2014, 1:30 pm – 5:30 pm

 

Week Two: June 9-14, 2014

  • Foundations of Leadership: A Leadership Survey Course, June 9-11, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Health Disparities and Cultural Competency, June 9-11, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Strategic Planning, June 12-14, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • SS/R: Understanding the Affordable Care Act, June 13, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Week Three: June 16-20, 2014

  • Quantitative Tools for Managers, June 16-18, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Effective Writing for Public Health Change, June 16-18, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Performance Measurement in Health Care, June 19-20, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Making Effective Public Presentations, June 19-20, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Week Four: June 23-28, 2014

  • Fundamentals of Budgeting and Financial Management, June 23-25, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Patient Safety in Developing Countries, June 26-27, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Negotiation in Health Care Settings, June 26-28, 2014, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

 

Additional Information
For complete course descriptions, please click the week that the course is offered in. If you need help identifying which courses overlap, please print the course schedule.

For more information about the Health Policy and Management Summer Institute or to register, please visit the Institute website or contact Ms. Pamela Davis at

Telephone: 410-614-1580
Email: pdavis@jhsph.edu



April 1, 2014

Membership campaign 2014

Please take a moment to renew your membership for 2014!

Membership renewal and payment can easily be done online by clicking on the following link: Membership renewal.

Just log in using your username and password and follow the instructions (if you need a reminder, there’s a link to quickly retrieve your username and password) or create a new account if you apply for the first time.

Thank you very much for your support of ISQOLS!

We value your participation, and look forward to new opportunities – together we can realize much progress in quality of life studies.

PS: Mark your calenders: ISQOLS 12th Conference taking place 15-17 September 2014 in Berlin, Germany!



Quality of Life Research, Vol. 23, Iss. 2

Quality of Life Research, Volume 23, Issue 2 is now available on SpringerLink.



2014 Conference on Positive Psychology and Well-being (CPPWb 2014)

Dear Colleagues,
the 2014 Conference on Positive Psychology and Well-being (CPPWb 2014) will take place from August 26 to 28, 2014 in Suzhou, China.

This conference will cover issues on:

Positive Development across the Lifespan
- Physical Health and Mental Health
- Emotion Cognitions and Positive Psychology
- Shorten the time it takes to bounce back from failure

Positive Organizations and Positive Institutions
- Families and Parenthood
- Economic Growth and National Happiness
- Public Policies and National Mentality

Education and Teaching
- Positive Psychotherapy
- Provide Skills to Deal with Stress, Pain and Loss
- Help Discover Greater Meaning in Life

Application:how to increase happiness
- Happiness Measurement
- The Healthy Body and the Healthy Mind
- Happiness Measurement

More can be found at this website!

Call for Papers

The manuscript submission deadline is May 28, 2014, we would like to invite contributors like you to our conference through paper submission system. All the accepted papers will be published by “Open Journal of Social Sciences” (ISSN:2327-5952), a peer-reviewed open access journal that can ensure the widest dissemination of your work.
If you want to present your research results but do not wish to publish a paper, you may simply submit an abstract in the same way.

Being an Open Access Journal

- Researchers around the world have full access to all the published articles
- Widest dissemination of your published work ensuring greater visibility
- Free downloads of the published articles without any subscription fee

Email: cppwb@engii.org

Tel: +86 15629085792



March 18, 2014

Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 15, Iss. 2

Journal of Happiness Studies, Volume 15, Issue 2 is now available at SpringerLink.

In this issue:

 

Research Paper
Assessing Stability and Change in a Second-Order Confirmatory Factor Model of Meaning in Life
Neal Krause & R. David Hayward
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Research Paper
Maintaining Successful Aging: The Role of Coping Patterns and Resources
Hava Tovel & Sara Carmel
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Research Paper
Engaged at Work and Happy at Home: A Spillover–Crossover Model
Alfredo Rodríguez-Muñoz , Ana I. Sanz-Vergel , Evangelia Demerouti & Arnold B. Bakker
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Research Paper
Sleep Habits May Undermine Well-Being Through the Stressor Appraisal Process
Larissa K. Barber , Elizabeth A. Rupprecht & David C. Munz
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Research Paper
Marijuana Use and Well-Being in University Students
Jadie Allen & Mark D. Holder
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Research Paper
Examining Moderators of Signature Strengths Use and Well-being: Calling and Signature Strengths Level
Blake A. Allan & Ryan D. Duffy
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Research Paper
A Salutogenic Analysis of the Well-Being Paradox in Older Age
Ulrich Wiesmann & Hans-Joachim Hannich
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Research Paper
Social Capital and Individual Happiness in Europe
Andrés Rodríguez-Pose & Viola von Berlepsch
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Research Paper
The Portuguese Version of the Psychological Adjustment to Separation Test-Part A (PAST-A): A Study with Recently and Non-recently Divorced Adults
Diogo Lamela , Bárbara Figueiredo & Alice Bastos
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Research Paper
Promoting Well-Being in School-Based Mentoring Through Basic Psychological Needs Support: Does It Really Count?
Francisco Simões & Madalena Alarcão
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Research Paper
Subjective and Objective Aspects of Free Time: The Italian Case
Isabella Mingo & Silvia Montecolle
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Research Paper
Coping Strategies as Mediating Variables Between Self-serving Attributional Bias and Subjective Well-Being
Pilar Sanjuán & Alejandro Magallares
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Research Paper
When Less is More: A Short Version of the Personal Optimism Scale and the Self-Efficacy Optimism Scale
Vesna Gavrilov-Jerković , Veljko Jovanović , Dragan Žuljević & Dragana Brdarić
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Review Article
Eastern Conceptualizations of Happiness: Fundamental Differences with Western Views
Mohsen Joshanloo
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Quality of Life Research, Vol. 23, Iss. 3

Quality of Life Research, Volume 23, Number 3 is now available on SpringerLink

In this issue:

 



March 12, 2014

New SPRINGER books

Small Doses of the Future
Book Series: Science and Fiction
Aiken, Brad

Encyclopedia of Quality of Life and Well-Being Research
Editor/s: Michalos, Alex C.

Human Motivation and Interpersonal Relationships
Editor/s: Weinstein, Netta

Biodiversity in the Marine Environment
Goulletquer, Philippe; Gros, Philippe; Boeuf, Gilles; Weber, Jacques

Normal and Student´s t Distributions and Their Applications
Book Series: Atlantis Studies in Probability and Statistics, Vol. 4
Ahsanullah, Mohammad; Kibria, B.M. Golam; Shakil, Mohammad

Promoting Aboriginal Health
Book Series: SpringerBriefs in Public Health
Whiteside, Mary; Tsey, Komla; Cadet-James, Yvonne; McCalman, Janya

Socio-Economic Impacts of Bioenergy Production
Editor/s: Rutz, Dominik; Janssen, Rainer



Social Indicators Research, Vol. 116, No. 2

In this issue:

 

Walking the Dog: The Effect of Pet Ownership on Human Health and Health Behaviors

Rebecca L. Utz

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Subjective Health-Related Quality of Life in Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Individuals and Its Relationship with Self-Reported Physical and Mental Health Status

Anne M. Gadermann , Anita M. Hubley , Lara B. Russell & Anita Palepu

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Why is Housing Always Satisfactory? A Study into the Impact of Cognitive Restructuring and Future Perspectives on Housing Appreciation

Sylvia J. T. Jansen

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Direct and Indirect Impact of Religion on Well-Being in Germany

Gerd Grözinger & Wenzel Matiaske

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Weekends and Subjective Well-Being

John F. Helliwell & Shun Wang

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Time Trend of Life Satisfaction in China

Jiayuan Li & John W. Raine

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Latent Profiles of Life Domain Importance and Satisfaction in a Quality of Life Scale

Ssu-Kuang Chen & Sunny S. J. Lin

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Labor-Force Participation Rates and the Informational Value of Unemployment Rates in US: Evidence from Regional Data

De-Chih Liu

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Work Satisfaction of Chinese Employees: A Social Exchange and Gender-Based View

Hang Yue Ngo , Sharon Foley , Ming Shuang Ji & Raymond Loi

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Ensuring Parliamentary Gender Equality Through a New Zipper Method: An Application to Finland

Blanca L. Delgado-Márquez , Victoriano Ramírez-González & Adolfo López-Carmona

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The Role of Proactive Coping Strategies, Time Perspective, Perceived Efficacy on Affect Regulation, Divergent Thinking and Family Communication in Promoting Social Well-Being in Emerging Adulthood

Manuela Zambianchi & Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Socio-Economic Inequalities in Happiness in China and U.S.

Kit-Chun Joanna Lam & Pak-Wai Liu

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Effects of Social Support, Substance Abuse and Health Care Supports on Life Satisfaction in Dementia

Sima Ataollahi Eshkoor , Tengku Aizan Hamid , Siti Sa’adiah Hassan Nudin & Chan Yoke Mun

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Structural and Cognitive Aspects of Social Capital and All-Cause Mortality: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies

Fredrica Nyqvist , Bernd Pape , Tony Pellfolk , Anna K. Forsman & Kristian Wahlbeck

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Bridging the Gap: Conceptual and Empirical Dimensions of Child Wellbeing in Rural Mexico

Laura J. Valadez Martinez

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Do Values Matter? The Impact of Work Ethic and Traditional Gender Role Values on Female Labour Market Supply

Kirsten Stam , Ellen Verbakel & Paul M. de Graaf

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Relationship Between EU Indicators of Persistent and Current Poverty

Stephen P. Jenkins & Philippe Van Kerm

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Comparison of GDP Per Capita Data in Penn World Table and World Development Indicators

Rati Ram & Secil Ural

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Does Human Development Index Provide Rational Development Rankings? Evidence from Efficiency Rankings in Super Efficiency Model

Po-Chin Wu , Chiung-Wen Fan & Sheng-Chieh Pan

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Erratum

Erratum to: Bridging the Gap: Conceptual and Empirical Dimensions of Child Wellbeing in Rural Mexico

Laura J. Valadez Martinez

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Walking the Dog: The Effect of Pet Ownership on Human Health and Health Behaviors

Rebecca L. Utz

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Subjective Health-Related Quality of Life in Homeless and Vulnerably Housed Individuals and Its Relationship with Self-Reported Physical and Mental Health Status

Anne M. Gadermann , Anita M. Hubley , Lara B. Russell & Anita Palepu

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Why is Housing Always Satisfactory? A Study into the Impact of Cognitive Restructuring and Future Perspectives on Housing Appreciation

Sylvia J. T. Jansen

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Direct and Indirect Impact of Religion on Well-Being in Germany

Gerd Grözinger & Wenzel Matiaske

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Weekends and Subjective Well-Being

John F. Helliwell & Shun Wang

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Time Trend of Life Satisfaction in China

Jiayuan Li & John W. Raine

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Latent Profiles of Life Domain Importance and Satisfaction in a Quality of Life Scale

Ssu-Kuang Chen & Sunny S. J. Lin

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Labor-Force Participation Rates and the Informational Value of Unemployment Rates in US: Evidence from Regional Data

De-Chih Liu

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Work Satisfaction of Chinese Employees: A Social Exchange and Gender-Based View

Hang Yue Ngo , Sharon Foley , Ming Shuang Ji & Raymond Loi

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Ensuring Parliamentary Gender Equality Through a New Zipper Method: An Application to Finland

Blanca L. Delgado-Márquez , Victoriano Ramírez-González & Adolfo López-Carmona

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Role of Proactive Coping Strategies, Time Perspective, Perceived Efficacy on Affect Regulation, Divergent Thinking and Family Communication in Promoting Social Well-Being in Emerging Adulthood

Manuela Zambianchi & Pio Enrico Ricci Bitti

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Socio-Economic Inequalities in Happiness in China and U.S.

Kit-Chun Joanna Lam & Pak-Wai Liu

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Effects of Social Support, Substance Abuse and Health Care Supports on Life Satisfaction in Dementia

Sima Ataollahi Eshkoor , Tengku Aizan Hamid , Siti Sa’adiah Hassan Nudin & Chan Yoke Mun

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Structural and Cognitive Aspects of Social Capital and All-Cause Mortality: A Meta-Analysis of Cohort Studies

Fredrica Nyqvist , Bernd Pape , Tony Pellfolk , Anna K. Forsman & Kristian Wahlbeck

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Bridging the Gap: Conceptual and Empirical Dimensions of Child Wellbeing in Rural Mexico

Laura J. Valadez Martinez

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Do Values Matter? The Impact of Work Ethic and Traditional Gender Role Values on Female Labour Market Supply

Kirsten Stam , Ellen Verbakel & Paul M. de Graaf

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

The Relationship Between EU Indicators of Persistent and Current Poverty

Stephen P. Jenkins & Philippe Van Kerm

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Comparison of GDP Per Capita Data in Penn World Table and World Development Indicators

Rati Ram & Secil Ural

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Does Human Development Index Provide Rational Development Rankings? Evidence from Efficiency Rankings in Super Efficiency Model

Po-Chin Wu , Chiung-Wen Fan & Sheng-Chieh Pan

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF


 

Erratum

Erratum to: Bridging the Gap: Conceptual and Empirical Dimensions of Child Wellbeing in Rural Mexico

Laura J. Valadez Martinez

Abstract    Full text HTML    Full text PDF




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