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Prospects for Quality-of-Life in the New Millennium

Proceedings of the 2006 ISQOLS Conference
Edited by Valerie Moller and Demis Huscka

    • "Women self-employment in Nigeria: state, trend and implications for quality of life."
    • "An international comparison of health conditions among Inuit and Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka." by Larissa Abruitina
    • "Land use conversion: a challenge to healthy environment and sustainable physical development in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria." by Olayinka C. Aina
    • "The contribution of non-governmental organisations to the alleviation of urban poverty: the case of Ibadan, Nigeria." by Olayinka C. Aina
    • "Tourism development in Nigeria: a potential for economic growth and job creation." by Olayinka C. Aina
    • "The effect of empowerment model on diabetic adolescent?s quality of life." by Fatemah Alhani, M. Hidary, Anoshirvan Kazemnejad, F. Moezzi
    • "The effect of family-centered empowerment model on haemophilic pediatrics's QOL and their parents." by Fatemeh Alhani, Fariba Parvizi, Ebrahim Hajizadeh, M. Baghaiepoor
    • "Perceptions of quality of life in Mexico: a confirming factorial model." by Beatriz Arita
    • "Using the Personal Well-being Index to explore subjective well-being of high-school and college students in Romania." Sergiu Baltatescu, Robert A. Cummins
    • "Individual subjective well-being maintenance: does complete adaptation to challenging life events occur over time?" by Renée Bear
    • "Income inequality and happiness in nations." by Maarten Berg
    • "Modernity and happiness in nations how should we raise our children?" by Maarten Berg
    • "Bridging cultural relativity in quality of life ratings by Anamnestic Comparative Self Assessment (ACSA)." by Jan L Bernheim, Peter Theuns, Joeri Hofmans, Mehrdad Mazaheri, Francis Heylighen, Herbert Fliege
    • "Measurement of human well-being: a possible new approach." by Jadab Chandra Bhattacharya, Krishna Mazumdar
    • "Early retirement and subjective well-being: a cross-country approach." by Christian Bjørnskov, Nabanita Datta Gupta, Peder J. Pedersen
    • "The heart in HAART: changes over time in the Quality of Life of patients enrolled in the public sector antiretroviral treatment programme in the Free State province of South Africa." by Frikkie Booysen, Dingie van Rensburg, Max Bachmann, Goedele Louwagie, Lara Fairall
    • "Comparing well-being in the east and the west of Algeria." by Nabil Bouzid, Habib Tiliouine
    • "An investigation into the socio-economic determinants of self-assessed health status in South Africa." by Gerard Boyce
    • "Characteristics of the water challenge to alleviate poverty on local government level." by Johan Calitz
    • "Universal coverage but unequal outcomes? An exploration of factors affecting the use of health services and the impact of sustained ill health in Northeast and South Thailand." by Laura Camfield
    • "Estimating a structural model of causal paths between health and socio-economic status: evidence from a European older workforce survey." by Sandra Cavaco, Jean-Michel Etienne, Ali Skalli
    • "Holistic Living Management for better quality of life in the 21st Century: a preliminary study on curriculum design." by Chin-ing Helen Chen Chiung-jen John Chien
    • "Consumption experience and satisfaction of a hot spring resort in Mid-Taiwan." by Ying-Shih Chen, Chun-Hue Fan
    • "Cultural significance of biodiversity: the role of medicinal plants in urban African cultural practices in the Eastern Cape, South Africa." by M.L. Cocks, A.P. Dold
    • "Language as social indicator." Attie Coetser
    • "The Australian Unity Wellbeing Index: 2006 overview." by Robert A. Cummins
    • "The Personal Wellbeing Index as one of four theoretically linked measures of subjective wellbeing." by Robert A. Cummins, Anna L.D. Lau
    • "Quality of Life and migration: application of the Well- Being Index on immigrants to Argentina, 2004-2005." by
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    • "Development of a skin cancer quality of life instrument." by Catherine Dinan
    • "Gendered responses to the domains of the Personal Wellbeing Index: a cross-country comparison between Australia and Lao PDR." by Liz Eckermann
    • "Street children and adolescents In Lagos, Nigeria." by Patrick A. Edewor
    • "Quality of life, bliss and the transformative interface." by Felicity Edwards
    • "Developing quality relationships between Northern consumers and Southern producers using quality of life methodology. Cathy Rozel Farnworth
    • "Indigenous means of preserving herbal preparations in Ibadan, Nigeria." by Taiye Fasola
    • "The United Nations and humanitarian assistance in the Niger Republic." by Oluyemi Fayomi
    • "How to overcome the methodological differences in quality of life research?" by Wolfgang Fellner
    • "Measuring the individual quality of life among elderly people." by Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas
    • "Education, citizenship and social inclusion: new ways for the public policies of quality-of-life." by Domingos Leite Lima Filho
    • "Prospects for community-based rehabilitation in the new millennium." by Harry Finkenflügel
    • "Street songs, street dances ? new immigrants? strategy to improve quality of social life in urban Hong Kong." by Luke Yat-chung Fung
    • "Quantifying the short-term temporal characteristics of subjective well-being." by Anne M. Gadermann
    • "The importance of investigating differential item functioning in quality of life research." by Anne M. Gadermann, Cornelia Zeisser, Bruno D. Zumbo
    • "Measuring the affective components of subjective well-being across nations: is the assumption of measurement invariance tenable?" by Anne M. Gadermann, Bruno D. Zumbo
    • "Child-rearing practices and quality of life." by Leon R. Garduño, Sacnicté Bonilla, Cinddy Sosa
    • "Adaptation towards reference values: a non-linear perspective." by Yannis Georgellis , Andros Gregoriou, Nikolaos Tsitsianis
    • "Quality of Life in Europe and abroad: a comparison of comprehensive quality of life measures." by Wolfgang Glatzer
    • "Quality-of-life assessment of HIV-positive adults in Kigali, Rwanda." by Alex Hakuzimana
    • "Arctic children: resources for well-being, a view from the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic." by Virgene Hanna
    • "Financial satisfaction in old age ? a satisfaction paradox or a result of accumulated wealth?" by Thomas Hansen
    • "Understanding poverty in South Africa. by Neil Higgs
    • "Measuring everyday quality of life in South Africa ? the development of the Everyday Quality of Life suite of composite measures." by Neil Higgs
    • "What is the structure of South African happiness equations? Evidence from quality of life surveys." by Timothy Hinks
    • "Leisure lifestyles and health-related QOL in Taiwan." by Cheng Jen-Son, Shu-Wen Yu
    • "Emotional intelligence, job characteristics, burnout and engagement among nurses." by Cara Jonker
    • "The role of NPOs in macromarketing and quality-of-life (QOL) indicators." by Mary Joyce
    • "Gender-job-satisfaction differences across Europe - an indicator for labor market modernization." by Lutz C. Kaiser
    • "Relationships between social problems and other dimensions of living conditions: an international Arctic analysis. Jack Kruse
    • "Human rights of refugees in India: problems and prospects." by Kamlesh Kumar
    • "Quantitative indicators of ethnolinguistic diversity: a comparison of simple and composite indices." by Leslie Laczko
    • "Slipping through the net: digital and other communication divides within South Africa." by Zakes Langa
    • "Unhappy at home: should you blame your partner?s job? An empirical study of happiness transmission." by Makram Larguem
    • "A modified version of the Personal Well-being Index for measuring subjective well-being of people with cognitive impairment. Anna L.D. Lau
    • "?Doors are opening and distances are disappearing?. Report on the Unisa/Unesco/Nepad/Angola initiative on in-service training of primary school teachers in Angola." by Chris le Roux
    • "Relationship of social status with health and well-being among members from kibbutz communities adopting different levels of structured social inequality." by Uriel Leviatan
    • "Socio-economic inequality, social capital, well-being and health ? causal relationships exemplified by kibbutz communities. " by Uriel Leviatan
    • "Association of smoking and diseases of >53-year-old men and women in Taiwan." by Feng-En Lo
    • "The residents? satisfaction of qualities of four local parks at Taichung City, Taiwan." by Feng-En Lo
    • "Health-related quality of life profile in Malaysian epilepsy population with different demographic characteristics. Pei Lin Lua
    • "Steps for maximizing the prospect of optimal quality of financial life in the new millennium." by Esther M. Maddux
    • "Towards a democratic definition of poverty: socially perceived necessities in South Africa." by Wiseman Magasela
    • "Developing and using subjective indicators of community quality of life: the case of Florence, Italy." by Filomena Maggino
    • "Twenty years of social weather reporting in the Philippines." by Mahar K. Mangahas
    • "Mapping partnerships and good practice in resource distribution for community-based HIV service delivery in Greater Alexandra: a case study." by Thembakazi Mantshule
    • "Measuring individual quality of life in Northeast Thailand: preliminary results of the validation of the Global Person Generated Index." by Faith Martin
    • "The importance of social relationships and standard of living to settlement patterns in the Arctic." by Stephanie Martin
    • "Household budgets as a social indicator of poverty and inequality in South Africa." by Johan Martins
    • "Effects of variations in the type of response format in ratings overall life satisfaction and life dissatisfaction. Mehrdad Mazaheri
    • "Anamnestic Comparative Self-Assessment (Acsa) to measure Subjective Well-Being (Swb): a cross-cultural comparison of Iranians and Belgians." by Mehrdad Mazaheri
    • "Quality of Life Index." by Krishna Mazumdar
    • "Bereaved young adults and the gendered experience of social support and social isolation." by Andrew McNess
    • "Quality of life in developing cities. " by Meziane Mohamed
    • "Health and quality of life of older people: a replication after six years." by Alex C. Michalos
    • "A longitudinal study of the relative explanatory power of multiple discrepancies, income and age." by Alex C. Michalos
    • "Impact of mobility impairment: a multi-country, interdisciplinary study." by RoseAnne Misajon
    • "The value of sight: differences in health-related QoL between the visually impaired and non-impaired." by RoseAnne Misajon
    • "The good and bad times of life: narratives on subjective well-being in the Eastern Cape, South Africa." by Valerie Møller
    • "Economic and living conditions in the Canadian Arctic." by Alexandre Morin
    • "Knowledge, perceptions, attitudes and practices of HIV/AIDS: a comparative study of cross-border migrants and Batswana. " by Tirelo Modie Moroka
    • "Toward social justice: environmental quality, health outcomes and urban social capital in low-income areas in Francistown, Botswana." by Tirelo M. Moroka
    • "Maghrebbarometer: a way to research development in the Maghreb Arab region." by Mourad Moulai-Hadj
    • "The unattainable dream of continuous employment in Germany ? breaks in employment concerning men and women and their effects on the further course of employment." by Dana Mueller
    • "Trust and life satisfaction in Eastern and Western Europe." by Georg P. Mueller
    • "All that glitters is not gold: Johannesburg and migrant access to social services." by Professor Rodreck Mupedziswa
    • "Quality of life in the household context. " by Montagu Murray
    • "The quality of metropolitan city life in South Africa." by W.A. Naudé
    • "Preferences on long term-care services. " by Anna Nieboer
    • "Exploring consumption patterns and living standards of black households in South Africa." by Sihaam Nieftagodien
    • "The National Arts Festival and the role of the poor." by Brenda Nsanzya
    • "Quality of life in the cities: a question of mobility." by Giampaolo Nuvolati
    • "Social indicators and the measurement of poverty, inequality and social exclusion in the 25 member European Union. Julia S. O?Connor
    • "Changes in the quality of life of Durban?s people." by Brian O?Leary
    • "Government and quality of life in nations. " by Jan Ott
    • "Satisfaction with health, quality of life, disease behaviour, and hope in general population." by Jose Pais-Ribeiro
    • "Fundamental Human Needs Theory applied in quality of life measurement." by Christiaan Pauw
    • "Health risk behaviours, health education needs and perspectives towards public health services in the rural South African communities." by Supa Pengpid
    • "Perceptions about healthy eating, physical activity and weight control among a rural sample of black adolescents in South Africa: implications for health promotion." by Supa Pengpid
    • "Livestock, livelihoods and poverty in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa: a case study of Chris Hani District Municipality. " by Christopher Phiri
    • "The alleviation of poverty by security of communal land tenure ? the land titling debate in South Africa." by Gerrit Pienaar
    • "The importance of a mixed cash- and harvest herding-based economy to living in the Arctic ? an analysis based on the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic, SLiCA." by Birger Poppel Ilisimatusarfik
    • "Why a survey of living conditions among indigenous peoples in the Arctic?" by Birger Poppel Ilisimatusarfik
    • "Relationships between violence and different living conditions ? An analysis based on the Survey of Living Conditions in the Arctic, SLiCA." by Chukotka, and Alaska.
    • "Consumer well-being, macromarketing and quality of life (QOL)." by Don Rahtz
    • "Marketing research and its impact on judicial reforms and quality of life in Bangladesh." by Don R. Rahtz
    • "The rings of our lives and the lives of our rings: enhancing the quality of our lives through Oriental healing balancing. " by Joseph Ranallo
    • "Income inequality, consumption and subjective well-being ? comparing Germany and Italy 1950-2005." by Luca Rebeggiani
    • "Urban air quality and life satisfaction in Germany." by Katrin Rehdanz
    • "Measuring quality of life in informal settlements in South Africa." by Robin Richards
    • "Confronting the divide: attitudes to inequality in South Africa." by Benjamin Roberts
    • "Poverty diagnostics using poor data: strengthening the evidence base for pro-poor policy making in Lesotho." by Benjamin Roberts
    • "Empowerment and equity in pro-poor policymaking: youth and poverty reduction strategy paper processes in Sub-Saharan Africa. Benjamin Roberts
    • "Application of the Well-Being Index in the Guaraníes (Guarani) of Salta, Argentina." by Héctor Rodríguez
    • "Quality of life of public servants in European comparison." by Franz Rothenbacher
    • "Religion and QOL in South Africa. Stephen Rule
    • "International migration and human capital management in Africa: a challenge to sustainable development." by Egide Rwamatwara
    • "Perception of cultural barriers for the access to pre-paid health system for Taiwanese immigrants to Argentina." by Mónica Santagata
    • "Multidimensional measurement of life satisfaction: a story is found in the residuals." by Rick Sawatzky
    • "Regional engagement of small and medium enterprises - How does it contribute to quality of life in rural areas?" by Martina Schäfer
    • "Cynical and unhappy? The relationship between (political) cynicism and subjective well-being in Europe." by Peggy Schyns
    • "New estimates of the Index of Economic Well-being for OECD countries." by Andrew Sharpe
    • "Rethinking development and quality of life." by Prahlad Singh Shekhawat
    • "The current state and future perspective of ageing in Iran: a sociological study of quality of life." by Mohammad Taghi Sheykhi
    • "Relationship between life satisfaction and job satisfaction: a study of employees in Shillong, India." by Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
    • "Shifts in life satisfaction and understanding of happiness in Bhutan: 2000-2005." by Vijay Kumar Shrotryia
    • "An introduction to marketing?s contributions to quality of life." by Clifford J. Shultz
    • "Macromarketing as an outlet for QOL research. " by Clifford J. Shultz
    • "Some psychometric particulars of the192-question Ivans and Coup questionnaire on quality of life of female teachers of Tehran Middle Schools in 15 scales." by Kobra Smohammadi
    • "Dimensions of subjective well-being. " by Christian Suter
    • "The disabling societal impact on individual disability: a reflective essay." by Ranjini Thaver
    • "Stability and change in the Algerian population?s well-being." by Habib Tilouine
    • "Subjective well-being as an affective construct? Theory validation and construction with an adolescent sample. Robert A. Cummins
    • "A re-analyses demonstrating the importance of core-affect to subjective wellbeing theory and development." by Robert A. Cummins
    • "Quality of life of professionals that assist people in Argentina." by Graciela Tonon de Toscano
    • "Young people?s quality of life in Buenos Aires metropole (2004-2005)." by Graciela Tonon
    • "The role of NGOs in the sustainability of city identity: two cases from" by color: black; font-family: 'Times New Roman TUR'">İ" by stanbul." by E. Ümran Topcu
  • "Instability, freedom and subjective well-being: beyond the income factor." by Ming-Chang Tsai
  • "?Quality of Life? as a basic principle in/for the different scientific disciplines, including education." by Martin Valenkamp
  • "Using a public health approach to gambling. " by Famke van Laren
  • "Jobs as Lancaster goods: facets of job satisfaction and overall job satisfaction." by Efrossinyi Vasileiou
  • "Happiness scale interval study in 74 languages: an attempt to improve the measurement of happiness in nations. Ruut Veenhoven
  • "The main determinants for subjective well-being: a quest for the Holy Grail?" by
  • "Can local governments enhance the quality of life?" by Dries Verlet
  • "Satisfaction, engagement and outdoor recreation. Results from a day reconstruction study in Norway." by Joar Vittersø
  • "Does sex make us happier? A cross-national study between South Africa and Norway." by Joar Vittersø
  • "?My Way? ? Being a part of is not everything, taking part is more: personal budget as a steering system for participation and quality of life of disabled people." by Elisabeth Wacker
  • "Survey of living conditions in the Arctic among Inuit, Iñupiat, Sami and the Indigenous Peoples of Chukotka: lessons learned for the Social Sciences." by Ed Ward
  • "More than SF-36? Using narratives to elaborate health and well-being data in recent lower-limb amputees." by Narelle Warren
  • "Assessing personal well-being in remote Tibetan communities." by Dave Webb
  • "Personal quality of life in a middle income Johannesburg suburb: a reflection of 10 years of democratic governance. Margaret S. Westaway
  • "The impact of chronic disease on health-related quality of life in South Africa." by Margaret S. Westaway
  • "How do school contexts and student characteristics contribute to student well-being and quality of life as reflected in the voice of students-at-risk?" by Veslemøy Wiese
  • "Why is subjective well-being (SWB) in Colombia so high: a problem of method or particular Colombian explanatory factors? " by Eduardo Wills
  • "Validation of the revised 10-item HIV-Treatment-Satisfaction Questionnaire status version (HIVTSQs) and new change version (HIVTSQc) in an American sample." by Alison Woodcock
  • "Between dream cities and reality: personal narratives of ex-Soviets in Israel." by Maria N. Yelenevskaya
  • "Subjective well-being in transitional society: the case of China." by Hao Yuan
  • "Toward a measurement model of subjective well-being: a cross-cultural study." by Jin Zhang
  • "Financial satisfaction over the life cycle: only a matter of income?" by Anke Zimmermann
  • "?Happily ever after?? Marriage, divorce and happiness in Germany." by Anke Zimmermann