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Developments in Quality-of-Life Studies Proceedings of the Second Conference of the International Society of Quality-of-Life Studies: Volume 2


Edited by

M. Joseph Sirgy & Don Rahtz


Published by the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, 1998


Table of Content


A Quality of Work Life Model

M. Joseph Sirgy, Virginia Tech U.

David Efraty, U. of Houston-Downtown


An Intergrated Explanation of Global QOL and Quality of Work Life

Kent L. Granzin, Lois. M Haggard

Scott K. Metlen, U. of Utah


Does Business Process Reengineering (BPR) Diminish the Quality of Work Life?

Forrest B. Green, Radford U.

Eric Hatch, Appalachian State U.


Differential QOL and Living Standards in Southern Africa

M. Mahibbur Rahman, U. of Swaziland


QOL as Influenced by Family Income, Satisfaction with Income and Disagreement over Finiancial Expenditures

Flora Williams, Purdue U.

Ruth E. Berry, Purdue U.


Language and the Structure of Earnings

Liliana Winkelman, U. of Canterbury


Widows and Family Farms: a U-shaped Theory of Involvement

Sharon J. Price, U. of Georgia

Christine A. Price, Missouri State U.


The Perceived University Students' QOL in Italy

Enrica Aureli, U. of Rome

Elena Grimaccia, U. of Rome


Non Custodial Fathers' Quality of Relationships with Asolescent Children

Ronit D. Leichtentritt, U. of Minnesota

Kathryn D. Rettig, U. of Minnesota


Subjective Assessments of Income and Expenses: Cognitive Research at the US Bureau of Labor Statistics

Thesia I. Garner,US Dept. of Labor

Linda Stinson, US Dept. of Labor


Part Time Employment: Is it a Matter of Choice?

Ioannis Theodossiou, U. of Aberdeen


Are Psychological Well-being and Wages Jointly Determined?

Art Goldsmith, Washington and Lee U.

Jonathan R. Veum, US Bureau of Labor Statistics

William Darity, Jr., U of North Carolina


Empowering the American Consumer: an Exploration of the Derailment of American Markets

Coskun Samli, U. of North Flordia


Markets, Democracy and Quality of Life: a Comparative Assessment of India and China

Gospalkrishnan R. Iyer, Flordia Atlantic U.

James E. Littlefield, Virginia Tech


Is the Motivation to Travel, Among Seniors, an Antecedent or Consequence of Subjective Age?

Megan Cleaver, Griffith U. Gold Coast Campus

Thomas E. Muller, Griffith U. Gold Coast Campus


Criminal Victimization and the QOL

Alex C. Michalos, U. of Northern British Columbia

Bruno D. Zumbo, U. of Northern British Columbia


Perceptions of Stifmatization and Satisfaction witht Servies Received Among Users of Social Welfare Servies for Children and Families in 3 European Regions

Ferran Casas, U of Girona

Jose M. Cornejo, U. of Barcelona

Matthew Colton, U. of Wales

Evert Scholte, U. of Leiden


A Survey of Adolescents' Perceptions of Their QOL

Scott Huebner, U. of South Carolina

Wanzer Drane, U. of South Carolina

Robert F. Valois, U. of South Carolinia


Project SOAR: Mentoring At-Risk Students

Juanita O'Campo Waits, U. of Arizona


Life Satisfation in the Context of Hoe Time at Work is Arranged

Anne M. Dannerbeck, U. of Missouri

John H. Song, U. of Missouri

Edward J. Metzen, U. of Missouri

Does Material Well Being Affect Non-Material Well Being?

Abbott L. Ferris, Emory U.


The Measurement of Subjective Well Being as Outcome: Issues of Concern

Robert Cummins, Deakin U.

Eleanor Gullone, Deakin U.


Changing Consumer Habits for Environmental Sustainability

M. Joseph Sirgy, Virginia Tech

James E. Littlefield, U of Houston, Downtown


Attitudes of Canadian Forces Members towards Quality of Working Lige in the Canadian Forces

Andre Thivierge, Candadian Department of National Defence


Quality of Life: The Ecolution on Cuustomer Satisfaction Expectations

Brenda J. Ponsford, Sonoma State U.

Lance A. Masters, California State U. Hayword


Relationships Among Student Functioning and Performance Variables, and Socio-Personal Satisfaction and Well Being

William B. Disch, U. of Rhode Island


Attitudes of University/College Administratos, Faculty and Staff toward Their HMOs

David P. Paul, III Monmouth U.

Irving Clarke, III Oklahoma City U.

Earl D. Honeycutt, Jr. Old Dominion U.

Santosh Chuoudhury, Norfolk State U.

Marshall M. Friedman, Norfolk State U.


Validatioin Procedure of a Quebec French-Rhinosinusitis Outcome Measure

D.G. Durr, Clement Dassa

M.Y. Desrosiers, U. of Montreal


Activity Patterns, Health and Well Being in Men with Spinal Cord Injury

Andrew S. Harvey, Saint Mary's U.

Wendy Pentland, Saint Mary's U.


Aspects of Substanve Use on Health, Wellness and Safety of Employees and Families in Northern Isolation Camp Environments

Sylvia Barton, U of Northern British Columbia


Personality Characteristics and Subjecctive Well Being

David M. S. Kimweli, U. of Kentucky


Social Indicators and Living Conditions in the Netherlands

Jeroen Boelhouwer, Netherlands Social and Cultural Planning Office


Self-sustained Quality of Life Monitoring: the Philippine Social Weather Reports

Mahar Mangahas, Social Weather Stations, Philippines

Linda Luz Guerrero, Social Weather Stations, Philippines


Life Satisfaction, Cultural Differences and Economic Wealth: an Exploratory Approach

Joar Vitterso, Eastern Norway Research Institute

Espen Roysamb, Eastern Norway Research Institute


Confirmation of the Gold-Standard for Life Satisfaction Using an Imaginary Scale

Robert Cummins, Deakin U.

David Mellor, Deakin U.

Claude Loquet, Deakin U.


Children's Perceptions of the Quality of Their Lives: an Introductoin to the Multidimensional Students' Life Satisfaction Scale

Scott Huebner, U. of South Carolina

Rich Gilman, U. of South Carolina


The Relationship between Privatization and Deprivation

Shirley Farlinger, Toronto


Recreation and Human Well Being: Research and Emerging Trends

Alan Ewert, Indiana U.


Quality Issues of Leisure and Tourism in Relation to Quality Perspectives on Human Life

Joop D. Kramer, Leisure Management School Leeuwarden


Building Family Strengths: Improving QOL through Family Communication

Deborah J. Thomason, Clemson U.

Brenda J. Thames, Clemson U.


New Paradigms in Family Community Leadership

Juanita O' Campo Waits, U. of Arizona


Value Perspectives on QOL and Death among Elderly Israelis and Their Family Members

Ronit D. Leichtentritt, U. of Minnesota


The Earnings Capacity and Psychiatric Diseases

Niels Westergaard-Nielsen, Aarhus School of Business

Esben Agerbo, Aarhus School of Business

Tor Eriksson, Aarhus School of Business

Preben Bo Mortensen, Aarhus School of Business


The Relationships of Workplace Environment with QOL

Rinne Heikke, Purdue U.

Flora Williams, Purdue U.


Using Percieved Health to Test the Construct-Related Validity of Global Quality of Life

Theresa M. Beckie, U. of South Florida

Leslie A. Hayduk, U. of Alberta


Access to Health Care: Socio-Demographic Factors Associated with Pap Tests and Screening Mammography in Northern-British Columbia

Joanne Bryant, U. Of Northern British Columbia

Annette J. Browne, U. of Northern British Columbia

Sylvia Barton, U. of Northern British Columbia

Bruno D. Zumbo, U. of Northern British Columbia


High Income and Mental Disorder: A Suicidal Cocktail?

Esben Agerbo, Center for Labor Market and Social Research, Aarhus

Niels Westergaard-Nielsen, Center for Labor Market and Social Research, Aarhus

Tor Eriksson, Center for Labor Market and Social Research, Aarhus

Preben Bo Mortensen, Center for Labor Market and Social Research, Aarhus


An Index of Well Being for Canada

Lars Osberg, Dalhousie U.

Andrew Sharpe, Center for the Study of Living Standards


Subjective and Objective Social Indicators in Major Korean Cities

Mohamed Abdel-Ghaney, U. of Alabama

Jeong Soon Ryu, Dongguk U.

Myung Hee Park, Dongguk U.


Conspicuous Consumption, Materialism and SWB: a Cross-Cultural Comparison

Aaron Ahuvia, U. of Michigan


Monitoring Quality of Life in Durban, South Africa

Valerie Moller, Rhodes U.


The Educational Forum: Competing Influences Reflect Different Visions of QOL

Anne Lindsey, U. of Northern British Columbia


Can Essential Paradigm Shifts Be Accelerated?

Derek Paul, U. of Toronto


The Use of Computers in QOL Control

Ludmila Dartau, Russian Academy of Sciences


Pressures from the Social Environment Concerning End-of-Life Decisions

Ronit D. Leichtentritt, U. of Minnesota

Kathryn D. Rettig, U. of Minnesota


Caring for the Stranger: Cross-Cultural Attitudes toward Charity and Philanthropy in Confucian and Judeo-Christian Cultures

Richard J. Estes, U. of Pennsylvania

Howard L. Nemon, U. of Pennsylvania


QOL Issues related ro the Subsegmentation of Older Adult Travelers

Janet D. Neal,Radford U.

Muzaffer Uysal, Virginia Tech


A Sense of Community in Postmodern Life: Examining the Role of Leisure

Kevin Lyons, U. of Newcastle, Australia


Welfare-to-Well-Being Transitions

Bonnie Braun, Braun Enterprises

Patricia D. Olson, U. of Minnesota

Jean W. Bauer, U. of Minnesota


The Impact of the Internet on the QOL of Its Users: Some Initial Thoughts

Elaine Sherman, Hofstra U.


How Cyberseniors are Empowering Themselves through Going on the Internet

Chuck McMellon, Pennsylvania State U.


Personal Value Differences: Responding to a QOL Internet Service

Leon Schiffman, Baruch College

Mary Long, Drexel U.

Stanley Garfunkel, City U. of New York


Variations in Access to the Internet: Individuals' Perceptions of Changes in QOL

John R. O'Malley, State U. of West Georgia

Don Lloyd Cook, Virginia Tech


Baby-boomers: The Influence of Life Satisfaction on the Formation of Intentions to Seek Financial Planning Advice

Malcolm Johnson, U. of Queensland


The Differential Impact of Current versus Anticipated Future Financial Well Being on Subjective Well Being

Michael A. Plater, U. of Flordia

Don Rahtz, College of William and Mary

Joe Sirgy, Virginia Tech


A Critical Examiniation of the Health Utility Index as a Measure of Health Status for Use in National Population Health Surveys

Chris G. Richardson, U. of Northern British Columbia

Bruno Zumbo, U. of Northern British Columbia


Validation of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Healthy Days Measures

David Moriarty, US Center for Disease Control and Prevention


QOL Issues for Families Caring for Chronically Ill Children with Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Marcie Parker, United Health Care Corporation


Normative Life Satisfaction: A Homeostatic Model

Robert Cummins, Deakin U.


An Analysis of Technical Indicators Used by Various Organizations to Promote Better Comparisons

Flora Williams, Purdue U.

Eun-Young Rhee, Purdue U.

Jieun Lee, Purdue U.

Son Yeon Kim, Purdue U.


Distribution Household Income inAmerica: Effects of Sources of Income, Inflation and Cost of Living Differentials

Mohamed Abdel-Ghaney, U. of Alabama

Stephen H. Thoma, U. of Alabama


A PAR Approach to Quality of Life: Modeling Health through Participation

L. Suzanne LeBlanc, U. of Northern British Columbia

Shereen Ismael, U. of Nothern British Columbia


Macromarketing, Public Policy and Diffusion of Innovation

Robert Owen

Alfred Ntoko

Ding Zhang

June Dong


Quality of Life in Europe: Objective and subjective Indicators, A Spatial Analysis Using Classification Techniques

Alessandra Petrucci, U. of Florence

Silvana Schifini D'Andrea, U. of Florence


Aspects of Quality of Life Regarding Children Cured of Leukemia and Cancer

C. Consigliere, U. of Padua

L. Masiero, U. of Padua

L. Ferronatos, U. of Padua

L. Broggin, U. of Padua

L. Fabbris, U. of Padua

L. Zanesco, U. of Padua


Scarring: the Psychological Impact of Past Unemplloyment

Andrew Clark, U. of Orleans


The Impact of Casino Gambling on At-Risk Groups in Detroit, Michigan

Robin Widgery, Social Systems Research Institute


Measuring QOL by Recealed Preferences: Cross-National Voting Patterns as Functions of QOL

Michael Hagerty, U. of California, Davis


Subjective Age: Further Thoughts on Its Meaning and Measurement

Anita M. Hubley, U. of Northern British Columbia

Anne C. Lindsay, U. of Northern British Columbia


National Wealth, Individual Income and Life Satisfaction In 42 Countries: a Multi-Level Approach

Peggy Schyns, Erasmus U.


Unequal Perceived Quality of Life in Of Italian People: Different Levels of Satisfaction in Different Fields of Life

Enrica Aureli, U. of Rome

Barbara Baldazzi, U. of Rome


Social Development Trends in Transition Economies, 1970-1995

Richard J. Estes, U. of Pennsylvania