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Advancing Quality of Life in a Turbulent World

Proceedings of the 2004 ISQOLS Conference
Edited by Richard J. Estes and Karen Zurlo

  • "Looking Back, Looking Forward: Advancing Quality of Life in Turbulent World" by Richard J. Estes, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Major Worldviews and Quality of Life Research" by Mark Peterson, University of Texas at Arlington
  • "The Incorporation of Traditional Healers Into the South African National Health Care Delivery System" by Martha Gelemete Pinkoane
  • "Gross National Happiness - Learning Lessons From a Tiny Kingdom (Bhutan)" by Vijay Kumar Shrotryia, North Eastern Hill University
  • "The Results of the First Quality of Life Research in Russian Federation Regions, 2000-2003" by Galina Khizriyeva, Valery V. Galchenko, and Alexander G. Tyurikov
  • "Contentment and Fulfillment in the Measurement of Life Satisfaction" by Loraine Lavallee, University of Northern British Columbia; and P. Maurine Hatch, University of Northern British Columbia
  • "Quality of Life Studies in China" by Changcheng Zhou, Wuhan University
  • "Fuel Sources and Well-Being in the Marshall Islands" by Jagjit Singh, The University of South Pacific
  • "Trends in Material Well-Being in the United States" by Kurt J. Bauman
  • "Advancing Quality of Life in Russia trough Social Work Education" by Marina Tselykh, University of Pennsylvania
  • "World Database of Happiness" by Ruut Veenhoven, Erasmus University Rotterdam; and Yowon Choi, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • "Quality of Life of Sri Lankan Refugees Living in Camps" by Florina Immaculate Mary Benoit and Gladston Xavier, Eastern Mennonite University
  • "Quality of Work Life: Determinants of Work Ethics Among South African Workers in the Eastern Cape" by S.A. Kwizera, University of Transkei
  • "Quality of Life in Asia-Pacific Countries: 1975-2000" by Krishna Mazumdar, Indian Statistical Institute
  • "State Policies in Advancing Quality of Life in Thai Society" by Pattamaporn Busapathumrong, Asian University of Science and Technology
  • "An Initial Research on Assesment of Chinese Citizens' Subjective Well-Being" by Zhanjun Xing, Centre for Personal Evaluation and Social Survey Research in Shandong Province, China
  • "Living Well or Living Badly: Do National and Local 'Experts' Agree?" by Laura Camfield, University of Bath
  • "Aspects of Quality of Life - Social Anomie in South Africa" by Denis Huschka, Institute for Economic Research Berlin; and Steffen Mau, University of Breme
  • "Satisfaction With Service Delivery in a Disadvantaged South African Community" by Margaret S. Westaway, MRC
  • "A Comparison of International Violence in Pan-American Urban Zones" by Jorge De la Herran, Universidad de Sinoloa
  • "Internal Human Trafficking: A Case Study of Colombia" by Ana Maria Lara Salinas, Universidad del Externado de Colombia
  • " Migration and Quality of Life: The Contribution of the NGO's" by Lia Rodriguez de la Vega, El Salvador University
  • "Quality of Life in Russia via Images of a House (1920-1990s)" by Violetta Gudkova, Russian Institute for Art Studies
  • "New Way of Russia: Is it Towards Past or Future?" by Elena Pokorskaya, Russian Institute for Art Studies
  • "Shifts of Lifestyle in Post Soviet Russia: The Phenomenon of 'Cultural Gap'" by Natalia G. Poltavtseva, Russian Institute for Cultural Research
  • "Monitoring Quality of Life and Social Change in Europe-Results from the European System of Social Indicators" by Heinz-Herbert Noll, Centre for Survey Research and Methodology, ZUMA; Stefan Weick, Centre for Survey Research and Methodology, ZUMA; Angelika Scheuer, Centre for Survey Research and Methodology, ZUMA
  • "Monitoring the Quality of Life of Public Servants in Europe" by Franz Rothenbacher, Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)
  • "The Effect of Young Adults' Nest-Leaving on Parental Happiness: Contrasts Between Northern and Southern Europe" by Jochen Kluve, RWI-Essen
  • "U.S Ranks 27th in Report Card on World Social Progress; Africa in Dire Straits" by Richard J. Estes, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Estes/Vogell Editorial in Dagens Nyheter" (Stockholm Sweden-Winter, 2003) (background document for Vogel-Estes comments to the press) by Joachim Vogel, Umea Universitet; and Richard Estes, University of Pennsylvania
  • "The Role of Religion and Religious Understanding in the 21st Century Asian Market: The Importance of Islam" by John Mittelstaedt, Clemson University
  • "The Imperative of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and Marketing to Enhance QOL: The Case of Cambodia and Implications for Other Recovering Economies" by Clifford Shultz II, Arizona State University; and Don Rahtz, College of William and Mary
  • "Subjective Quality of Life in Vietnam: Measures and Trends in the Wake of Doi Moi" by Nguyen Dinh Tho, University of Technology; Clifford Shultz II, Arizona State University; and M. Daniel Westbrook, Georgetown University
  • "Standard of Living - an Indicator of Ecomonic Success" by Wolfgang J. Fellner, Vienna Univ. of Economics and BA
  • "Economic Well-Being Based on Income, Consumer Expenditures and Personal Assessments of Minimum Needs" by Thesia I. Garner, U.S. Dept. of Labor; and Kathleen S. Short, U.S. Census Bureau
  • "Advancing Financial Quality of Adult in a Turbulent World" by Esther M. Maddux, Kansas State University
  • "Economic Wellbeing as Predictor of Satisfaction with Life and Happiness" by Ekaterina Uglanova, Higher School of Economics
  • "Income, Age and Financial Satisfaction: Trends From Norway" by Thomas Hansen, NOVA
  • "Importance and Satisfaction With Life Domains in Croatia: A Representative Sample" by Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovcan, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences; and Zvjezdana Prizmic Larsen, Washington University
  • "The Nordic Welfare Model in Crisis: a Longitudinal Assessment of the Income Structure in Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark in the 1990s" by Joachim Vogel, University of Umea
  • "The International Wellbeing Index: A Psychometric Progress Report" by Robert A. Cummins, Deakin University
  • "A Cross-Cultural Investigation into "Happiness" and "Satisfaction" " by Anna L.D. Lau, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • "Concern for Safety and the Personal Wellbeing Index" by Valerie Moller, Rhodes University
  • "Predicting Life Cycle Happiness From Domain-Specific Course Satisfaction" by Richard Easterlin, University of Southern California
  • "Comparing Importance Ratings For Objective Quality of Life Dimensions Using Sample Groups from the USA, France and Turkey" by Mark Peterson, University of Texas at Arlington
  • "USDA's Rurala Quality of Life Index: The Preliminary Version" by David W. Sears, U.S. Agriculture Department
  • "The Levy Institute Measure of Economic Well-Being: United States, 1989 and 2000" by Edward N. Wolff, New York University; Ajit Zacharias, Levy Institute of Bard College; and Asena Caner, Levy Institute of Bard College
  • "Comparative Trained Observer Ratings" by Donald Giancoli, City of Lauderhill, Florida
  • "Satisfaction With Life, Happiness and Quality of Life - Is it all the Same?" by S. Hoefer, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; L. Ring, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; H. McGee, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; A. Hickey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; and C. O'Boyle, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
  • "A Cross-National Analysis of the Determinants of Political Freedom in Developing Countries: Measurement Issues" by Ming Chang Tsai, National Taipei University
  • "Gender, Measurement, and Quality of Life" by Mary Joyce, California State University-Fullerton; Mary Conway Dato-on, Northern Kentucky University; Ronald Paul Hill, University of South Florida; and Catherine McCabe, Suffolk University
  • "Quality of Life Issues For Young Fathers Living With Social Exclusion (United Kingdom)" by Jane Reeves, Open University
  • "Family Systems and Quality of Life: Results of a Two-Generational Family Survey (Hungary)" by Bea David, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Albert fruzsina, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; and Olga Toth, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • "Equivalence Scaling of Survey Questions, Towards Better Comparison Across Time and Nations" by Ruut Veenhoven; and Maarten Berg, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • "Me and My Mommy: Professional and Peer Support Early Intervention Program" by D'vora Grossbaum, Shalva; and Goldie Marans, Shalva
  • "Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) and Subjective Wellbeing (SWB)" by Anna L.D. Lau, The University of Hong Kong; Iris Chi, The University of Hong Kong; Robert A. Cummins, Deakin University; Tatia Lee, The University of Hong Kong; Kee L. Chou, The University of Hong Kong; and Lawrence W.M. Chung, The University of Hong Kong
  • "The SWS SurveyTime Series on Philippine Poverty and Hunger, 1983-present" by Mahar Mangahas, Social Weather Station
  • "A Spatio-Temporal Analysis of Quality of Life in India" by Jaya Mukherjee
  • "QOL and Education: A Case Study of the Tibetan Plateau" by David Webb, University of Western Australia
  • "Quality of Life in Europe: Comparing States Using a Composite Index" by Jeroen Boelhouwer, Social and Cultural Planning Office
  • "Study of Well-being in Great Britain: 1991-1999" by Beverley A. Searle, University of York
  • "Scandinavia and EU Versus USA: A Comparative Assessment Based on General Quality of Life Indices" by Joachim Vogel, University of Umea; and Michael Wolf, Statistics Sweden
  • "Quality of Life Among Rural Low-Income Families" by Sheila Mammen, University of Massachusetts; Jean W. Bauer, University of Minnesota; and Karen P. Varcoe, University of California
  • " Residents Formulation of Community of Life Indicators: An Ohio Case Study" by Myra L. Moss, Ohio State University; and William T. Grunkemeyer, Ohio State University
  • "Proposed Framework for Improving Leisure and Nutrition of Appalachian Women" by Janet D. Neal, East Tennessee State University
  • "Human Development: Expenditure Classwise Estimation" by Saswati Das, Indian Statistical Institute
  • "Quality of Life: Whether Improving for Developing Countries?" by Prathama Ray
  • "A Cross-National Analysis of the Determinants of Political Freedom in Developing Countries" by Ming-Chang Tsai, National Taipei University
  • "Quality of Life in Rural South Africa - Through Adult Learning" by Chris Le Roux, University of South Africa
  • " The Community As Guardian of Children As a Vulnerable Population" by P. Rankin, Northwest University
  • "A Social Work Empowerment Program for the Improvement of the Quality of Life of AIDS Patients and Their Families" by Cornelia Wessels
  • "Using Quality of Life Research to Guide National Policy" by Michael Hagerty, University of California
  • "QOL Indicator Systems for the U.S." by A. Elizabeth Powell, U.S. Government Accountability Office
  • "The Use of Indicators For Public Policy Development in Canada" by Andrew Sharpe, Center for the Study of Living Standards
  • "How the EU Enlargement Affects Social Cohesion in Europe?" by Wolfgang Keck, Social Science Research Center Berlin; and Peter Krause, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
  • "Subjective Quality of Life and the Effect of Trust and Relationships" by Agnes Utasi
  • "Newly Developed Health Services: Which Outcome Measures?" by Monique Lhussier, Northumbria University
  • "Probative Value of Quality of Life: A Roundtable Discussion Expert Testimony" by Steven E. Perkel, Steven E. Perkel & Associates
  • "Personal, Neighborhood, and National Wellbeing: Constructs on the Proximal-Distal Continuum" by Robert Cummins, Deakin University; and Susan Chambers, Deakin University
  • "The Inter-actional Health Care and Coping Model (A) ASTRO" by Ann-Marie Lo Castro, University of Kwa-Zulu-Natal
  • "Aristotles Error and Revealed Preferences: Why Happiness Is Not the Ultimate Goal of All Human Action and What This Means For Us" by Aaron Ahuvia, University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • "Political Cynicism: Concepts and Measurements" by Peggy Schyns, Leiden University; Margreet Nuus, Leiden University; and Henk Dekker, Leiden University
  • "Cultivating Quality of Life Via The Experience of Loss" by Eric D. Miller, Kent State University
  • "The Effect of Materialism on Emotional Well-Being and Life Satisfaction: An Application of Mutiple Discrepancies Theory" by James W. Shaw, National Cancer Institute
  • "Relationship of Participation and Quality of Life of the Elderly in Hong Kong: A Cross-Sectional Study of the Physical Health and Socio-Economic Life of Members of Community Centers for the Elderly" by John Kai Chong Tam, North District Hospital (China); Eileen M.Y. Cheung, North District Hospital (China); and Rebecca P.K. Ho, North District Hospital (China)
  • "Attitudes Towards Alternative Medicine versus Conventional Medicine" by Judy Cohen, Rider University Carol Kaufman-Scarborough, Rutgers University
  • "A Public Health Resource for Social Determinants of Community Health" by Alena Groopman, Washington University; Norma Kanarek, John Hopkins University; and Jennifer Stanley, Public Health Foundation
  • "The American Dream: Translation of Happiness" by Nancy H. Omaha Boy, American Dreams Associates, Inc.
  • "The Importance of Quality of Life Dimensions in Citizens' Preferences: An Experimental Application of Conjoint Analysis" by Filomena Maggino, Universita degli Studi di Firenze
  • "Consumer, Economic, Environmental, Social and Equity (CHEESE): An Indicator System for Community QOL" M. Joseph Sirgy, Virginia Tech
  • "Partnership or Sellout?: Cutbacks, Commercialization and Higher Education" by Don Rahtz, College of William and Mary; and Lisa Szykman, College of William and Mary
  • "Alternative Measure of Years of Healthy Life" by Alexandre Klementiev and David Moriarty, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Worsening Trends in Adult Health-Related Quality of Life, United States 1993-2001" David Moriarty, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Examining Changes and Predictors of Change of Health-Related Quality of Life Among Past Discharge Elders with Depression" by Philip A. Rozario, Adelphi University; and Nancy Morrow-Howell, Washington University
  • "Hope, Subjective Well-being, and Housing Satisfaction" by Virgil H. Adams III, California State University
  • "Social Distress, Resident Tension, and Well-Being in Ethnic Minority Urban Older Adults" by William B. Disch, Institute for Community Research; Jean J. Schensul, Institute for Community Research; Kim E. Radda, Institute for Community Research; and Julie T. Robinson, Braceland Center for Mental Health and Aging
  • "The Contented Chawl-Dweller: Life and Relationships" by R. Veedon, Tata Institute for Social Sciences S. Sriram
  • "Kahneman meets the Quitters: Peak-End Behaviour in the Labour Market" by Andrew Clark, DELTA; and Yannis Georgellis
  • "Work Values and Happiness in Mexico" by Nicole Fuentes, Universidad de Monterrey; and Jose de Jesus Garcia-Vega, Universidad de Monterrey
  • "How Parents Well-Being Is Affected By the Living Conditions of Their Children: Evidence From German Data on Life Satisfaction" by Johannes Schwarze, Otto-Friedrich-Universitat Bamberg
  • "Happiness and Intelligence" by Yowon Choi, Erasmus University Rotterdam
  • "Analyzing Determinants of Happiness of Students in Monterrey, Mexico" by Jose de Jesus Garcia Vega, Universidad de Monterrey; and Nicole Christa Fuentes Kraffczyk, Universidad de Monterrey
  • "The Quality Education Movement in China" by Tanja Carmel Sargent, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Importance of the Natural Environment in Life and Neighborhood Satisfaction" by Amanda Vemuri, University of Maryland
  • "The Interrelationship of Natural Area and Community Sustainability Indicators" by Greg Arthaud, USDA Forest Service; and Ellen Rodgers
  • "Analyzing "Sustainable Wealth": Indicators for Evaluating the Effects of a Regional Industrial Sector" by Martina Schaefer, University Berlin
  • "Sustaining Life and Environment on the Tibetan Plateau" by David Webb, University of Western Australia
  • "Community Theatre: Families and Children Address Negative Controlling Images in Alternative Schools" by Lessie Bass, East Carolina University; Richard Pozzuto, Deborah Moody, and Deborah Artis
  • "The Influence of Language on the Quality of Life of South Africans" by Attie Coetser
  • "Culturally Vital Communities: What Counts? Why?" by Maria-Rosario Jackson, The Urban Institute
  • "Arts and the Quality of Life: An Exploratory Study" by Alex C. Michalos, University of Northern British Columbia
  • "Capacity and Subjective Well-Being as Dimensions for Study Quality of Life in Mexico" by Beatriz Yasuko Arita Watanabe, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
  • "Subjective Well-Being in a Post-Community Country": Romania's International Well-Being Index" by Sergiu Baltatescu, University of Oradea, Romania
  • "An Investigation of Affect, Cognition and Personality in Subjective Well-Being" by Melanie Davern, Deakin University
  • " Well-being in Developing Countries: The Case of Algeria" by Habib Tilliouine, USTO
  • "The Impact of Changes in Environmental Quality on Human Health: The Mid-Atlantic Health Pilot (MAIA)" by Marsha Marsh, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Patricia Bradley, Environmental Science Center; Peter Daszak, Wildlife Trust; Jeff Goldstein, Sybase Healthcare Professional Services; and Norma Kanarek, Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • "Organizations, Bridging Structures, and Quality of Life for People With Intellectual Disabilities" by James F. Gardner, The Council on Quality and Leadership; and Patrice Flynn, Flynn Research
  • "Disparities Amidst Affluences: Measuring Social Health on Long Island" by Suzanne Michael, Adelphi University School of Social Work
  • "Commuting and Quality of Life" by Giampaolo Nuvolati, University of Milan Bicocca
  • "Self-Reported Health Status and Colorectal Cancer Screening Compliance in Maryland" by Norma Kanarek, The John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • "Absence of Mental Health Accelerate Disablement?" by Corey L.M. Keyes, Emory University
  • "Celebrating Diversity Interactive Database: Urban and Suburban Quality of Life Indicators" by Barbara Krimgold, Center for the Advancement of Health
  • "Indicators of Community Health and Quality of life Through the Lifespan" by Marilyn Metzler, Center for Disease Control and Prevention
  • "Well Being and Unemployment in Russia in the 1990's: Can Society's Suffering Be Individuals' Solace?" by Andrew Eggers, The Brookings Institution; Clifford Gaddy, The Brookings Intitution; and Carol Graham, The Brookings Intitution
  • "Ethics and Quality of Work Life: Conceptual and Empirical Evidences" by Anusorn Singhapakdi, Old Dominion University; Larry L. Carter, Old Dominion University; and Scott J. Vitell, Old Dominion University
  • "Mindfulness, Spirituality and Social Well-Being: A Survey of Ecological Sustainability and Social Well-Being: A Survey of Ecological Sustainability Movement Participants" by Jeffrey Jacob, University of Calgary; Emily Jovic, University of Calgary; and Merlin Brinkerhoff, University of Calgary
  • "Spirituality Predicts Psychosocial Outcome: A Cross-Cultural Analysis" by Ralph L. Piedmont, Loyola College in Maryland
  • "Hope and Spirituality" by C.R. Snyder, University of Kansas
  • "Resident Attitudes Towards as a Form of Community Development" by Minsun Doh, Texas A & M University
  • "White Sandy Beaches and Waving Palm Trees: Visitor Preferences To Eastern Polynesia" by Jagjit Singh, The University of South Pacific
  • "Likeability of Urban Greenway Trails: Cities, 'Green Spaces' and Quality of Life" by Jinhyoung Chon, Georgia Southern University
  • "The Relationship of Leisure and Health-Related Physical Fitness of College Students (in Taiwan)" by Jen-Song Cheng, Taichung Healthcare and Management University; Yi-Yu Huang, Taichung Healthcare and Management University; and Wan-Lin Chen, Taichung Healthcare and Management University
  • "Residents Satisfaction with Leisure Environmental Quality of Life: Tai-An Village, Holi Town-ship, Taiwan" by Feng-Eng Lo, Taichung Healthcare and Management University; Wu Chuan Hung, Taichung Healthcare and Management University; and Sharon Hsia, Taichung Healthcare and Management University
  • "The Phillippine Score on the International Well-Being Index" by Linda Luz Guerrero, Social Weather Stations
  • "The Well-Being Index Two Years After the National Crisis in Argentina" by Graciela Tonon, Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora
  • "International Well-Being Index and Italian Students: A Preliminary Study" by Annapia Verri, IRCCS Neurological Institute; A. Ramponi, University of Paiva; S. Scaravaggi, University of Paiva; M. F. Nespoli, University of Paiva; M. Davern, Deakin University; and R. Cummins, Deakin University
  • "A Meta-analysis of Sprituality and Quality of Life" by Rick Sawatzky, Trinity Western University; Pamela Ratner, University of British Columbia; and Lyren Chiu, University of British Columbia
  • "E-Living and Quality of Life: Will Information Communications Technology (ICT) Improve Quality of Life?" by Chyi-In Wu, Institute of Sociology; and Shu-Fen Tseng, Yuan Ze University
  • "Methods for Measuring Quality of Life in Pediatric Urological Populations" by Martina Deibl, Medical University Innsbruck
  • "Quality of Life Among Hemodialysis Patients" by Robert Knipe
  • "American Congregations and Their Contribution to Local QOL" by Ram A. Cnaan, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Role of Buddhism in Advancing Quality of Life" by Win Win Kyi, Bergen Community College
  • "Let Us Pray: Religious Interactions in Life Satisfaction" by Orsolya Lelkes, Ministry of Finance, Hungary; and Andrew Clark, DELTA
  • "Hindu Religious Beliefs and Practices in Fiji: A Satisfaction/Happiness Survey" by Jagjit Singh, The University of South Pacific
  • "The Left Tail of the Quality of Life Distribution: From Welfare to Work in the USA" by Roberta Rehner Iversen, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Social Work and Justice: Avoiding the Traps of the Politics of Quality of Life" by Hans-Uwe Otto, University of Bielefeld; and Holger Ziegler, University of Bielefeld
  • "Cutting Back the Welfare-State-Growing Risks for Quality of Life of Mothers" by Hans-Rolf Vetter, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich; Annegret Schefold, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich; and Kerstin Seil, University of the Federal Armed Forces Munich
  • "Defining and Measuring Depression Through the Loss of Subjective Wellbeing" by Robert Cummins, Deakin University; Vanessa Cook, Deakin University; and Melanie Davern, Deakin University
  • "The Importance of Importance: Why Weight Life Satisfaction?" by Carol Estwing Ferrans, University of Illinois at Chicago; and Michael B. Frisch, Baylor University
  • "Psychotherapeutic/Psychiatric Services in a General Hospital for Improving the Quality of Life of Inpatients with Comorbid Mental Disorders" by Vladimir N. Prokudin, Russian State Medical University; and Alexander P. Mouzychenko, Russian State Medical University
  • "Very Satisfied Youth" by Shannon Suldo, University of South Florida; and E. Scott Huebner, University of South Carolina
  • "A Model of Income, Job and Life Satisfaction Among Dual Career Couples" by Melvin Prince, Southern Connecticut State University; Chris Manolis, Xavier University; and Rand Minetor, Menitor & Company Inc.
  • "Promoting Life Opportunities for Uganda's Orphaned Child: The Promis of Asset-Building Strategies" by Fred M. Ssewamala, Columbia University
  • "Migrant Family Adaptation: A Qualitative Study in South Brazil" by Cynthia R. Harr, Texas A&M University-Commerce
  • "Bosnian Refugee Integration in the USA and Denmark: A Qualitative Study" by Nicole Ives, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Immigration, Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status" by Min Kyoung Song
  • "Absolute Income, Relative Income, and Happiness" by Richard Ball, Haverford College; and Kateryna Chernova, Exelon Corporation
  • "Happiness and Income: What, Which and Whose Income Matters?" by Mariano Rojas, Universidad de las Americas, Puebla
  • "Pecuniary and Nonpecuniary Aspirations over the Life Course" by Anke Zimmermann, University of Southern California
  • "Community Provider Goals Affect Consumers' Quality of Life" by Gordon Scott Bonham, Robert L. Schalock, and Sarah Basehart
  • "Quality of Life Instrument for Children with Disabilities: Personal Perspective" by Rebecca Renwick, University of Toronto; Sharon Friefeld; Ann Fudge Schormans; Eva McPhail; Jay Rosenfield; Buga Novak; and Ivan Brown
  • "Quality of Life Quality of Care for People with Disabilities" by Isabel De Waele, University Gent Jos van Loon, University Gent; Geert van Hove, University Gent; and Robert L. Schalock
  • "Age, Marital Status and Life Satisfaction" by Thomas Hansen, NOVA
  • "Perceived Quality of Life Measures: Potential Uses in Assesment and Intervention Planning with Youth with Serious Emotional Problems in School Settings" by Shannon Suldo, University of South Florida; Rich Gilman, University of Kentucky; Michael B. Frisch, Baylor University; and E. Scott Huebner, University of South Carolina
  • "US Marines Exhibit a Bottem-Up Quality of Life Structure" by Joseph J. Bolmarcich, QUANTICS; and Theresa B. Ditton
  • "The Influence of Chronic Illness on Subjective Well-Being: Homeostasis Rules" by Robert Cummins, Deacon University
  • "The Quality of Life between Globalization and the Internal Reality of an Emerging Society" by Mohamed Meziane, Universite d'Oran
  • "The Impact of Micro Management on Macro Global Problems: The Quality of Life Implications" by A.C. "Josh" Samli, University of North Florida
  • "Empowering Vulnerable Youth" by Rana Gulzar Ahmad
  • "Poor Families Entering Self-Employment: Explaining Outcomes from an Institutional Theory Perspective" by Fred M. Ssewamala, Columbia University School of Social Work
  • "Communication, Mutual Knowledge of Family Members About the Others and Quality of Life" by Bea David, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Fruzsina Albert, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; and Olga Toth, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • "Spouses' Work-Rule Similarly Influence on Well-Being and Life Expectancy" by Uriel Leviatan, University of Haifa
  • "Stress Buffers and the Quality of Family Life: The Effects of Different Forms of Social Support" by Georg P. Mueller, University of Fribourg
  • "An Introduction to a Brief Life Satisfaction Scale for Children and Youth" by E. Scott Huebner, University of South Carolina; Julie Seligson; Shannon Suldo, University of South Florida; and Robert F. Valois
  • "The Power and Potential of Well-Being Indicators in a Political Context: Measuring Young People's Well-Being in Nottingham, UK" by Nic Marks, The New Economics Foundation
  • "Young People Quality of Life in Buenos Aires Conurban, Argentina" by Graciela Tonon, Universidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora
  • "Feeding the Illusion of Growth and Happiness: A Reply to Hagerty & Veenhoven" by Richard A. Easterlin, University of Southern California
  • "How do Individuals Evaluate Income?" by Peter Krause
  • "Socioeconomic Inequalities and Inequalities in Health Among Kibbutz Elderly" by Uriel Leviatan, University of Haifa; and Chagit Salem
  • "What's Going On? A Quality of Life Retrospective of Older Consumers" by Elaine Sherman, Hofstra University; and Leon Schiffman, St. John's University
  • "The Emerging 'Cybersenior': The Effect of the Internet on Quality of Life Among the Elderly" by Chuck McMellon, Hofstra University
  • "Are Age Self-Construal and Quality of Life Associations a Cross-Cultural Phenomenon?" by Benny Barak, Hofstra University; Denis Guiot, Hofstra University; and Anil Mathur, Hofstra University
  • "Women's Health On-line: Trends and Strategies for Meeting Consumers' Needs" by Anne L. Balazs, Mississippi University for Women; and George M. Zinkhan, University of Georgia
  • "Maternal Health and Quality of Life in Rural Lao PDR" by Liz Eckermann, Deakin University
  • "Self-Efficacy and Employment Outcomes among Low-Income Women" by Shawna J. Lee
  • "The Conceptual Space of Poverty, Social Stratification, and Social Exclusion" by Manfred Max Bergman
  • "Models of Social Structure and Child Poverty" by Abbott L. Ferris, Emory University
  • "Health-Related Quality of Life in an Area Heavily Impacted by HIV/AIDS: The Reverse-Buffering Role of Social Support" by Tirelo Modie-Moroka, University of Botswana; and Wynne Korr, University of Illinois
  • "Afro-Latinity and Challenges of Modern Quality of Life" by Madeleine Andenbeg Alingue
  • "Migration and Human Rights: The Application of the Trans-cultural Medical Assistance Program of the Italian Hospital in Buenos Aires City, Argentina" by Monica Santagata, Hospital Italiano
  • "Application of the Well Being Index In Immigrants in Argentina" by Lia Rodriguez de la Vega, El Salvador University/Archipelago Foundation
  • "Gratitude, Spirituality, Materialism, and Well-Being" by Robert A. Emmons, University of California
  • "Forgiveness is the/a Key to Happiness, Well-Being and Quality of Life" by Philip H. Friedman, Institute for Transpersonal Psychology
  • "Hope and Spirituality in the Age of Anxiety" by Anthony Scioli, Keene State College
  • "Questioning Gender Ratios of Depression Among Older New Yorkers" by Cecile N. Yancu, Winston-Salem State University
  • "Conceptualizing and Measuring the Quality of Life of Persons with Serious Mental Illness" by Sara K. Bressi, University of Pennsylvania
  • "Quality of Life and Employment: The Case of Rural Single-Mother Families" by Sheila Mammen, University of Massachusetts; and Sharon Seiling, Ohio State University
  • "Quality of Life: Religion and Older Adults" by Phyllis Hay, Alvernia College