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August 18, 2012

New Article in Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice

Psychological distress and mental health of Thai caregivers
Yiengprugsawan V, Seubsman S, Sleigh AC
Psychology of Well-Being: Theory, Research and Practice 2012, 2:4 (16 August 2012)
[Abstract] [Provisional PDF]



August 13, 2012

Call for submissions to a special issue of Social Indicators Research

Theme
Manufacturing Happiness: Work, Employment and Well-being in Asia?Comparative Perspectives

Contemporary Asia continue to move forward in upgrading technologies, and some countries have arrived at a ?post-industrial? phase that the value-added productions depend on innovation rather than manufacturing activities. Yet Asia indeed is a diverse region in terms of wealth, productive regime, and well-being. Japan is characterized by its achievements in high technology as well as enviable quality of life. In China, a substantial proportion of companies, domestic or foreign, adopt management techniques that have operated against the well-being of numerous employees. A vast group of workers in India?s fast growing industries are largely separated from the benefits of economic growth and therefore are not able to access a decent standard of living. The Southeast Asian countries are currently gaining a growth momentum from foreign investments, and corporate life seems to be promising a better career and life chances for the middle sector of these societies. Given these divergent paths of social and technological changes, how Asia societies are ?manufacturing? happiness among people across sexes, ages, classes or other social categories is an important phenomenon for quality of life researchers to explore.

This special issue particularly stresses the domain of work?how life opportunities, dignity and well-being in broad sense are enhanced or impacted by work ethic, career patterns, shopfloor experiences, team collaborations, factory regimes, corporate management, labor market institutions, etc. Most welcome are submissions that conduct a comparative study of critical cases or large populations either across Asian countries or between Asia and other regions.

Please send your proposal of intent (no more than 1000 words) to the quest editor Ming-Chang Tsai (National Taipei University, Taiwan; mtsai@mail.ntpu.edu.tw) by December 1, 2012; Once a proposal is accepted, the final manuscript is due by May 30, 2013.

Manuscripts are subject to review before acceptance to publish in a special issue of Social Indicators Research. For further information about this journal published by the Springer, please visit: http://www.springer.com/social+sciences/journal/11205.



Invitation to publish research from the ISQOLS members on global mobility

The Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research (JGM) is one of the leading organizations of QOL studies around the world, and it is interested in publishing some of the innovative research being conducted by the ISQOLS membership to demonstrate the journal?s commitment to publishing high-quality and high-impact research findings.

The Editor-in-Chief, Prof Jan Selmer, is currently inviting conceptual and empirical papers on global mobility and expatriate management for the Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research (JGM), to be published in 2013.

The areas of coverage include : Business expatriates, Expatriate academics, Families and partners, Female expatriates, Frequent international business travellers, Inpatriates, Organizational expatriates, Repatriates, Self-initiated expatriates. Please check the full list at http://www.emeraldinsight.com/jgm.htm

When you publish in JGM, you will benefit from:

  • Prompt and professional service: the editorial team and reviewers endeavour to give you constructive feedback within 30 days upon the submission of your paper
  • High quality reviews from leading scholars in the field, incl the EAB members
  • Early publication via Emerald's pre-publication service, EarlyCite
  • High visibility through intensive international marketing campaigns and promotion of author's work via JGM LinkedIn account and relevant listervs.

Submit a paper
Submissions to the Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research (JGM should be sent to the Editor-in-chief, Prof. Jan Selmer at: jgm.editor@yahoo.com. If you wish to have your paper considered for the inaugural issue, please submit it by 15 September 2012 ; for the second issue, submit it by 15 January 2013 and the third issue by 15 April 2013. Please check the author guidelines at: www.emeraldinsight.com/jgm.htm

If you have any questions or comments please do not hesitate to contact me.

Many thanks for your help

Valerie

PS: Please join the JGM LinkedIn Group for journal updates, sharing your current research projects with peers or seeking collaboration

Valerie Robillard
Senior Publisher - New Launches and Partnerships
Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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August 9, 2012

Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 13, Issue 4

Journal of Happiness Studies Volume 13 Number 4 is now available on SpringerLink.



August 6, 2012

ISQOLS BEST DISSERTATION AWARD hast been postponed to August 24

The ISQOLS BEST DISSERTATION AWARD hast been postponed to August 24

Please find the detailed announcement here.



August 3, 2012

New Springer Books

New Print Book Releases

Quality of Life Research

C. Henry Kempe: A 50 Year Legacy to the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect
Book Series: Child Maltreatment, Vol. 1
Editor/s: Krugman, Richard D.; Korbin, Jill E.
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Lc92cd5Ma72211Sa845af6Pa6372b3

Family Well-Being
Book Series: Social Indicators Research Series, Vol. 49
Editor/s: Moreno Minguez, Almudena
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Lcdee48Ma72211Sa845af6Pa63c4a9

The Quality of Life in Asia
Book Series: Quality of Life in Asia, Vol. 1 Inoguchi, Takashi; Fujii, Seiji
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Lccfc56Ma72211Sa845af6Pa5e8b52

Social Sciences (general)

Political Science and Chinese Political Studies
Editor/s: Guo, Sujian
http://www.springer.com/alert/urltracking.do?id=Lcdeb49Ma72211Sa845af6Pa63d762

New eBook Releases

Quality of Life Research

C. Henry Kempe: A 50 Year Legacy to the Field of Child Abuse and Neglect
Book Series: Child Maltreatment, Vol. 1
Editor/s: Krugman, Richard D. ; Korbin, Jill E.
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-94-007-4083-9?sa_campaign=email/NBA

Family Well-Being
Book Series: Social Indicators Research Series, Vol. 49
Editor/s: Moreno Minguez, Almudena
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-94-007-4353-3?sa_campaign=email/NBA

The Quality of Life in Asia
Book Series: Quality of Life in Asia, Vol. 1
Author/s: Inoguchi, Takashi ; Fujii, Seiji
http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-90-481-9071-3?sa_campaign=email/NBA



August 2, 2012

Conference Invitation

On behalf of the organizing committee, we cordially invite you to present at 2012 Asian Chinese Quality of Life Conference, which will be held during 13 to 16 September, 2012 in Guangzhou, China. The deadline of on-line Early Bird registration is 30 July, 2012. The deadline of on-line Pre-conference registration is 30 August, 2012. All overseas participants will be reserved accomodation in Royal Tulip Luxury Hotels Carat ? Guangzhou. More details of the conference arrangement are in the attachment. Click here to register.




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