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The Psychology of Quality of Life: Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health (Social Indicators Research #83) (Hardcover)

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Part I: Introduction

Chapter 1: Philosophical Foundations, Definitions, and Measures of Wellbeing
Chapter 2: Further Distinctions among Major Concepts of Wellbeing
Chapter 3: Positive Outcomes of Wellbeing

Part II: Objective Reality and Effects on Wellbeing

Chapter 4: Effects of Technological, Economic, Political, and Socio-Cultural Factors on Wellbeing
Chapter 5: Effects of Resources (Time, Money, Income, and Wealth) on Wellbeing
Chapter 6: Effects of Demographic Factors on Wellbeing
Chapter 7: Effects of Personal and Consumption Activities on Wellbeing
Chapter 8: Effects of Biology, Drugs, Life Events, and the Environment on Wellbeing

Part III: Subjective Reality and Effects on Wellbeing

Chapter 9: Effects of Personality on Wellbeing
Chapter 10: Effects of Affect and Cognition on Wellbeing
Chapter 11: Effects of Beliefs and Values on Wellbeing

Chapter 12: Effects of Needs and Need Satisfaction on Wellbeing
Chapter 13: Effects of Goals on Wellbeing
Chapter 14: Effects of Self-Concept on WellbeingChapter 15: Effects of Social Comparisons on Wellbeing

Part IV: Life Domains and Effects on Wellbeing

Chapter 16: Effects of Domain Dynamics on Wellbeing
Chapter 17: Work Wellbeing
Chapter 18: Residential Wellbeing
Chapter 19: Material Wellbeing
Chapter 20: Social, Family, and Marital Wellbeing
Chapter 21: Health Wellbeing
Chapter 22: Leisure Wellbeing
Chapter 23: Wellbeing in Other Life Domains

Part V: Population Segments and Wellbeing

Chapter 24: The Wellbeing of Children and Youth
Chapter 25: The Wellbeing of Older Adults
Chapter 26: The Wellbeing of Women
Chapter 27: The Wellbeing of Geographic Population Segments
Chapter 28: The Wellbeing of Specialty Population Segments

Part VI: Epilogue

Chapter 29: Integrative Models of Wellbeing
Chapter 30: Philosophy and Public Policy Issues Related to Wellbeing

Appendix: Wellbeing Measurement Issues


About the Author

M. JOSEPH (JOE) SIRGY is a management psychologist (Ph.D., U/Massachusetts, 1979) and the Virginia Tech Real Estate Professor of Marketing at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech). He has published extensively in the area of marketing, business ethics, and quality of life (QOL). He co-founded the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS) in 1995, served as its Executive Director/Treasurer from 1995 to 2011, and as Development Co-Director (2011-present).In 1998, he received the Distinguished Fellow Award from ISQOLS. In 2003, ISQOLS honored him as the Distinguished QOL Researcher for research excellence and a record of lifetime achievement in QOL research. He also served as President of the Academy of Marketing Science (2002-04) from which he received the Distinguished Fellow Award in the early 1990's and the Harold Berkman Service Award in 2007 (lifetime achievement award for serving the marketing professoriate). In the early 2000's, he helped co-found the Macromarketing Society and the Community Indicators Consortium and has served as a board member of these two professional associations. He co-founded the journal, Applied Research in Quality of Life, the official journal of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies, in 2005; and he has served as co-founding editor (1995-present). He also served editor of the QOL section in the Journal of Macromarketing (1995-2016). He received the Virginia Tech's Pamplin Teaching Excellence Award/Holtzman Outstanding Educator Award and University Certificate of Teaching Excellence in 2008. In 2010, ISQOLS honored him for excellence and lifetime service to the society. In 2010 he won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Happiness Studies for his theory of the balanced life; in 2011 he won the Best Paper Award in the Journal of Travel Research for his goal theory of leisure travel satisfaction. In 2012 he was awarded the EuroMed Management Research Award for outstanding achievements and groundbreaking contributions to well-being and quality-of-life research. In 2019 the Macromarketing Society honored him with the Robert W. Nason Award for extraordinary and sustained contributions to the field of Macromarketing. He is currently serving as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Macromarketing (2020-present)He also was the editor of ISQOLS/Springer book series on International Handbooks in QOL (2008-15), Community QOL Indicators: Best Cases (2004-15), Applied Research in QOL: Best Practices (2008-12). He is currently the co-editor of Springer book series on Human Well-Being and Policy Making (2015-present).

Product Details
ISBN: 9783030718879
ISBN-10: 3030718875
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: July 16th, 2021
Pages: 791
Language: English
Series: Social Indicators Research
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