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An Integrative Approach to Quality of Life Measurement, Research, and Policy

Costanza, Robert; Fisher, Brendan; Ali, Saleem; Beer, Caroline; Bond, Lynne; Boumans, Roelof; Danigelis, Nicholas L.; Dickinson, Jennifer; Elliott, Carolyn; Farley, Joshua; Gayer, Diane Elliott; Glenn, Linda MacDonald; Hudspeth, Thomas R.; Mahoney, Dennis F.; McCahill, Laurence; McIntosh, Barbara; Reed, Brian; Rizvi, S. Abu Turab; Rizzo, Donna M.; Simpatico, Thomas; Snapp, Robert


While Quality of Life (QOL) has long been an explicit or implicit policy goal, adequate definition and measurement have been elusive. Diverse "objective" and "subjective" indicators across a range of disciplines and scales, and recent work on subjective well-being (SWB) surveys and the psychology of happiness have spurred renewed interest. Drawing from multiple disciplines, we present an integrative definition of QOL that combines measures of human needs with subjective well-being or happiness....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: S.A.P.I.EN.S


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