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January 15, 2016

2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposals are now being accepted online!

2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference

Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposals are now being accepted online!

January 15-March 15



Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposals are now being accepted for the 2016 ISQOLS Annual Conference in Seoul, South Korea.  Visit the 2016 Annual Conference website for Instructions and links to the submission pages and online submission site (http://www.isqolsseoul2016.org/)

All Paper Abstracts and Workshop Proposal submissions must be submitted through the online submission website. Only electronic submissions will be considered for review.

Important Dates:

  • Paper Abstracts for Session Presentations Submission Deadline: March 15th
  • Pre-conference Workshop Proposals Submission Deadline: March 15th
  • Review Process begins March 16th 
  • Decisions Rendered: Late March/Early April 
  • Conference Registration begins March 1st
  • Presenter Confirmation Deadline: May 15th
  • Presenter Registration Deadline (All presenters must be registered): June 25th



January 2, 2016

Join us or Renew your ISQOLS 2016 Membership!

Happy New Year!
The International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies invites you to JOIN US AS A NEW MEMBER or RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP for 2016!

Why Join ISQOLS?
Read our 2016 Membership Brochure!

2016 ISQOLS Member Brochure

November 23, 2015

free dissemination book: Health and Quality of life

We have recently published a report (online book) about “Health and Quality of life  in Institutionalized Older Adults with Dementia”, in Spanish. The book has been edited by M. João Forjaz and Carmen Rodriguez Blazquez (Health Institute Carlos III) and authored by researchers in several Spanish institutions.
This book might be of great interest for the Spanish and Portuguese speaking researchers.
The book “Salud y calidad de vida de personas mayores con demencia institucionalizadas”, published by the Institute of Health Carlos III, Spain, is freely available at:

Thanking you in advance.
Best regards,
Fermina Rojo-Perez


Affiliation of the editors:


Mª Joao Forjaz, PhD

Científica titular OPIS/Scientific Researcher

Instituto de Salud Carlos III/Health Institute Carlos III

Escuela Nacional de Sanidad/National School of Public Health

Avda. Monforte de Lemos, 5

28029 Madrid (Spain)

Tel. +34918222062



Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, PhD

Centro Nacional de Epidemiología/National Centre of Epidemiology

Instituto de Salud Carlos III/Carlos III Institute of Health

Avda. Monforte de Lemos, 5

28029 Madrid (Spain)

Tel. +34918222657



October 9, 2015

Journal of Happiness Studies, Vol. 16, Issue 5

Journal of Happiness Studies, Volume 16 Number 5 is now available online.

Quality of Life Research, Vol. 24, Issue 11

Quality of Life Research, Volume 24 Number 11 is now available online.

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


Agentic, communal, and spiritual traits are related to the semantic representation of written narratives of positive and negative life events

Garcia D, Anckarsäter H, Kjell O, Archer T, Rosenberg P, Cloninger C, Sikström S

Psychology of Well-Being 2015, 5 :8 (8 September 2015)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF

Workplace Well-Being: The Role of Job Crafting and Autonomy Support

Slemp G, Kern M, Vella-Brodrick D

Psychology of Well-Being 2015, 5 :7 (25 August 2015)

Abstract | Full Text | PDF


The Happiness and Well-Being Project, led by Dan Haybron of Saint Louis University, invites early career
researchers in philosophy, the sciences, theology and religious studies to submit applications for a four-day
summer workshop aimed at integrating scientific, philosophical, and religious perspectives on well-being. For
the purposes of this workshop, “early career” or “junior” ranges from advanced graduate students to recently
tenured faculty (preferably no more than 2-3 years past tenure).

The four-day workshop will take the form of a retreat in a secluded cloud forest location in Bajos del Toro,
Costa Rica, from June 21-24, 2016.

More Information here

Social Indicators Research, Vol. 124, Issue 1

Social Indicators Research, Volume 124 Number 1 is now available online.

September 25, 2015

Request for support for Doctoral dissertation “Testing the Effectiveness of a model of psychoeducation on the QOL of women with mental health problems in resource poor setting.

Dear All,

My name is Gladys Mwangi. I am conducting my doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology at Daystar University in Kenya. I am looking for funding support to undertake my dissertation research:

This quasi- experimental (before and after with a control group) research aims to establish the effectiveness of psycho-education on the quality of women with common mental health disorders. This model The target population of my study are the Maasai speaking women in the semi-arid areas in Northern Kenya. This study is useful because it provides a framework for measuring QOL in marginalised and resource poor settings. It also will develop a model for treating mental health issues among poor women who have limited access to formal healthcare. The study anticipates that this model will lead to overall improvements in QOL.

It is in this regard, that I am making an appeal to individuals or organisations that are passionate about new knowledge and innovation on ways of improving QOL in resource poor settings to financially support the research.

I look forward to a positive response from you all.

Thanks for your support,


September 15, 2015

Help needed: user inquiry


What is the best way to measure quality of life in people with chronic renal failure on hemodialysis?
I am an epidemiologist working for an agency of the Peruvian government.
We will conduct a study to evaluate the impact of an intervention in public health in the quality of life of people with chronic kidney disease on hemodialysis.

Best Regards

Vicente Aleixandre Benites-Zapata

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