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May 6, 2014

ISQOLS Conference 2014: Session Call4Papers

Dear ISQOLS friends,

as the ISQOLS-conference in Berlin is taking shape, the following sessions are calling for papers till May16th 2014, independent of the general Call for Papers. Please have a look at the detailed session descriptions:

 

Please send your paper abstracts to the e-mails of the session organizers, mentioning the session title in the subject line.

 

 



Social Indicators Research, Vol. 117, Iss. 2

Social Indicators Research, Volume 117 Issue 2 is now available at SpringerLink.

In this issue:
Health Outcomes and Volunteering: The Moderating Role of Religiosity
Lindsey McDougle , Femida Handy , Sara Konrath & Marlene Walk
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Pangs of Loneliness Breed Material Lifestyle but Don’t Power Up Life Satisfaction of Young People: The Moderating Effect of Gender
Chin-Siang Ang , Abu Talib Mansor & Kit-Aun Tan
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Validity of Domain Satisfaction Across Cohorts in the US
Anthony R. Bardo & Takashi Yamashita
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Does Weather Really Influence the Measurement of Life Satisfaction?
Claudia Schmiedeberg & Jette Schröder
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A Brute Indicator for a NEET Case: Genesis and Evolution of a Problematic Concept and Results from an Alternative Indicator
Pau Serracant
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Impacts of Sense of Community and Satisfaction with Governmental Recovery on Psychological Status of the Wenchuan Earthquake Survivors
Yunong Huang & Hung Wong
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Changes in Well-Being: Complementing a Psychosocial Approach with Neurobiological Insights
N. S. Rickard & D. A. Vella-Brodrick
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Quality of Life in the City of Delhi: An Assessment Based on Access to Basic Services
Preeti Kapuria
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Social Desirability Bias in Self-reports of Physical Activity: Is an Exercise Identity the Culprit?
Philip S. Brenner & John D. DeLamater
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Materialism in Pedagogy Students in Chile
Marianela Denegri , María José Baeza , Natalia Salinas-Oñate , Verónica Peñaloza , Horacio Miranda & Ligia Orellana
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A Latent Profile Analysis of Self-Control and Self-Esteem and the Grouping Effect on Adolescent Quality of Life Across Two Consecutive Years
Yuan-Hsuan Lee , Chao-Yang Cheng & Sunny S. J. Lin
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Spatial Pattern of Urban Livability in Himalayan Region: A Case of Aizawl City, India
Benjamin L. Saitluanga
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The Relationship Between Social Support and Subjective Well-Being Across Age
Karen L. Siedlecki , Timothy A. Salthouse , Shigehiro Oishi & Sheena Jeswani
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The Metrics of Societal Happiness
Louis Tay , David Chan & Ed Diener
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Predicting Life Satisfaction in the Oldest-Old: A Moderator Effects Study
J. M. Tomás , P. Sancho , M. Gutiérrez & L. Galiana
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Radical Islamic Militancy and Acts of Terrorism: A Quality-of-Life Analysis
Richard J. Estes & M. Joseph Sirgy
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The Associations Between Parental Socio-Economic Conditions, Childhood Intelligence, Adult Personality Traits, Social Status and Mental Well-Being
Helen Cheng & Adrian Furnham
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Applied Research in Quality of Life, Vol. 9 No. 2

Applied Research in Quality of Life, Volume 9 Number 2 is now available at SpringerLink.

In this issue:
Subjective Well-Being Analysis of Income Inequality: Evidence for the Industrialized and Emerging Economies
Edsel L. Beja
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Who is Happier: Housewife or Working Wife?
Edsel L. Beja
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Life Satisfaction of the Aged in the Retirement Process: A Comparative Study of South Korea with Germany and Switzerland
Joonmo Cho & Ayoung Lee
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Divorce and the Multidimensionality of Men and Women’s Mental Health: The Role of Social-Relational and Socio-Economic Conditions
Sara Symoens , Sarah Van de Velde , Elien Colman & Piet Bracke
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Threats to the Internal Validity of Spinal Surgery Outcome Assessment: Recalibration Response Shift or Implicit Theories of Change?
Joel A. Finkelstein , Brian R. Quaranto & Carolyn E. Schwartz
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Predictors of Self-Appraised Health Status in Sub-Saharan Africa: The Case of Ghana
Isaac Addai & Jones Adjei
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Food Security and Perceived Well-being among Household Heads in Ghana
Ming-Chang Tsai & Kodjo A. Senah
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Hope as a Psychological Factor Affecting Quality of Life in Patients With Psoriasis
Beata Szramka-Pawlak , Elżbieta Hornowska , Hanna Walkowiak & Ryszard Żaba
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Alcohol and Quality of Life Among Social Groups for the Elderly in São José dos Campos, Brazil
Gabriela V. Santos , Emily C. Barreto , Jarbas F. F. Santos & Leonardo Marchini
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Mental Health and Obesity: A Meta-Analysis
Alejandro Magallares & Jose Luis Pais-Ribeiro
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Quality of Family Relationships as Protective Factors of Eating Disorders: An Investigation Amongst Italian Teenagers
Jessica Lampis , Mirian Agus & Barbara Cacciarru
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The Effect of Age and Socio-Cultural Factors on Self-Rated Well-Being and Metacognitive and Mnestic Efficiency Among Healthy Elderly People
Maria Chiara Fastame , Maria Pietronilla Penna , Elena Sara Rossetti & Mirian Agus
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Quality of Life and Health State of Long – Term Unemployed in Older Production Age
Halina Worach-Kardas & Szymon Kostrzewski
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Temperament and Personal Wellbeing in a Sample of 12 to 16 Year-Old Adolescents
F. Viñas , M. González , S. Malo , Y. García & F. Casas
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Water Access and Subjective Well-Being: The Case of Sucre, Bolivia
Jorge Guardiola , Miguel A. García-Rubio & Edna Guidi-Gutiérrez
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The Influence of Body Mass Index on the Perceived Quality of Life during Pregnancy
Jelena Dotlic , Milan Terzic , Dragan Babic , Nadja Vasiljevic , Slobodanka Janosevic , Ljiljana Janosevic & Tatjana Pekmezovic
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Quality of Life, Personality and Use of Pain Medication in Patients with Chronic Back Pain
Selma Cvijetic , Jasminka Bobic , Simeon Grazio , Melita Uremovic , Tomislav Nemcic & Ladislav Krapac
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Dimensional Sensitivity of the 15D Multiattribute Utility Instrument in Diabetic Retinopathy
N. Kontodimopoulos , E. Pappa , C. Tadros & D. Niakas
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Validity of the SF-12 in a Canadian Old Order Mennonite Community
Kathryn Fisher & K. Bruce Newbold
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H. A. Marujo and L. M. Neto (Eds): Positive Nations and Communities: Collective, Qualitative, and Cultural-Sensitive Processes in Positive Psychology
Isaac Prilleltensky
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Moreno Mínguez, A. (editor) (2013) Family Well-Being: European perspectives
Marta Ortega Gaspar
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Alex C. Michalos: Pioneer of Quality of Life and Social Indicators Research
Bruno D. Zumbo
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Robert A. Cummins: Pioneer on Subjective Wellbeing Homeostasis
Robert A. Cummins
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Applied Research in Quality of Life: New Editor-in-Chief

Dear ISQOLS colleagues,

Please join me in thanking Richard Estes for his exemplary work as Editor-in-Chief of our society's journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life. His leadership has positioned the journal to be a well-regarded source for quality of life studies, and has increased its standing and recognition greatly.

Prof. Daniel Shek of the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong will begin as the journal's new Editor-in-Chief on July 1. Let's welcome and support him in this role.

For the latest list of articles and for submission information, see the journal's website at SPRINGER



April 29, 2014

Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

The following new article has just been published:

OPEN ACCESS
Positive Narrative Group Psychotherapy: the use of traditional fairy tales to enhance psychological well-being and growth
by Ruini C, Masoni L, Ottolini F, Ferrari S

Psychology of Well-Being 2014, 4 :13 (5 April 2014)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF | PubMed

 

For articles using Author Version-first publication you will see a provisional PDF corresponding to the accepted manuscript. In these instances, the fully formatted Final Version PDF and full text (HTML) versions will follow in due course.



The Prosperity Quintet 2014 – Measuring Prosperity in Germany and Other Early Industrialised Countries

The Denkwerk Zukunft - Foundation for Cultural Renewal has updated its proposal how to measure prosperity in early industrialised countries. It consists of a dash board of five key indicators of prosperity, the Prosperity Quintet:

  • ­GDP per capita
  • ­distribution of disposable household income based on the 80/20 ratio
  • ­social exclusion rate
  • ­ecological footprint in relation to global biocapacity per capita
  • ­public debt rate.

Since the first publication of Denkwerk Zukunft's Prosperity Quintet in 2011 prosperity has increased in Germany. It improved also relative to the rest of the EU.

Nevertheless the dark side of this prosperity and of the prosperity in all other early industrialised countries: it is not sustainable. As show the trends of the ecological footprint and the public debt rate it continues to be based to a high degree on the overexploitation of nature, human beings and the future.

The ecological footprint and the public debt rate are also contributory causes to the fact, that prosperity in Germany has fallen since 2001, just as in most of the other Western EU countries.

The Prosperity Quintet 2014 can be downloaded here.



Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwhile

When the dotcom bubble burst, hotelier Chip Conley went in search of a business model based on happiness. In an old friendship with an employee and in the wisdom of a Buddhist king, he learned that success comes from what you count.

Those who might be interested in seeing a speech delivered by a CEO of a successful hotel chain (on TED) touting the importance of well-being research and how business leaders should pay attention, click on the following:

Chip Conley: Measuring what makes life worthwile



April 17, 2014

Recent publication in Social Indicators Research

Intervention Efficacy Among ‘At Risk’ Adolescents:  A Test of Subjective Wellbeing Homeostasis Theory

 

The study will be of interest to researchers undertaking intervention-type research, especially involving children/adolescents. The results contribute to our understanding of the potential for interventions to improve SWB by highlighting the need for targeted-programs. The results clearly demonstrate that people at the lower end of the SWB spectrum will be most responsive to intervention and have the greatest potential to benefit from additional resources.

 

Abstract. This study tests a number of theoretical predictions based on subjective wellbeing (SWB) Homeostasis Theory. This theory proposes that SWB is actively maintained and defended within a narrow, positive range of values around a ‘set-point’ for each person. Due to homeostatic control, it is predicted to be very difficult to substantially increase SWB in samples operating normally within their set-point-range. However, under conditions of homeostatic defeat, where SWB is lower than normal, successful interventions should be accompanied by a substantial increase as each person’s SWB returns to lie within its normal range of values. This study tests these propositions using a sample of 4,243 participants in an Australian Federal Government Program for ‘at-risk’ adolescents. SWB was measured using the Personal Wellbeing Index and results are converted to a metric ranging from 0 to 100 points. The sample was divided into three sub-groups as 0-50, 51 to 69, and 70+points. The theoretical prediction was confirmed. The largest post-intervention increase in SWB was in the 0-50 group and lowest in the 70+ group. However, a small increase in SWB was observed in the normal group, which was significant due to the large sample size. The implications of these findings for governments, schools and policy makers are discussed.

 

FULL ARTICLE [PDF]

Reference: Tomyn, A.J., Weinberg, M.K., & Cummins, R.A. (2014, Online first). Intervention Efficacy Among ‘At Risk’ Adolescents: A Test of Subjective Wellbeing Homeostasis Theory. Social Indicators Research. DOI 10.1007/s11205-014-0619-5.



Sustainability Science, Vol. 9, Iss. 2



April 16, 2014

CfP ISQOLS 2014, Berlin: Session “Social Policies & Well-being in Later Life”

The Session for “Social Policies and Well-being in Later Life” is calling for multidisciplinary theoretical and empirical papers which focus on the well-being of older people to be presented at this year’s ISQOLS-conference in Berlin, Germany (15. – 18. September).

Please send your paper to kohlbacher@dijtokyo.org and ctr@dza.de till May 16, 2014.

Further information on the session and the call for papers here: Call_ISQOLS_Policy_and_Happy_Ageing_Society




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