Enhancing the Quality of Life of People with Intellectual Disabilities

From Theory to Practice

  • Ralph Kober

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Measurement And Use Of Quality Of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Robert L. Schalock, Kenneth D. Keith, Miguel Á. Verdugo, Laura E. Gómez
      Pages 17-32
    3. Robert A. Cummins, Anna L.D. Lau, Gareth Davey, Jane McGillivray
      Pages 33-46
    4. Miguel Á. Verdugo, Laura E. Gómez, Benito Arias, Robert L. Schalock
      Pages 47-60
  3. Literature Reviews

  4. International Perspectives

  5. Children With Intellectual Disabilities

  6. Family Quality Of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Nina Zuna, Jean Ann Summers, Ann P. Turnbull, Xiaoyi Hu, S. Xu
      Pages 241-278
    3. Fiona Rillotta, Neil Kirby, Joanne Shearer
      Pages 305-348
    4. Climent Giné, Marta Gràcia, Rosa Vilaseca, Anna Balcells
      Pages 349-361
  7. Enhancing Qol

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. Rhonda M. Faragher
      Pages 401-411
    3. Cathy Ficker Terrill, James Gardner
      Pages 413-425
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 427-429

About this book


This book contains a series of articles written by international experts in the fields of intellectual disability and quality of life. These articles explore a broad range of issues that impact on the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities and their families. The book commences with a general discussion on defining quality of life and family quality of life, and the appropriateness of using these constructs in the field of intellectual disability. This is followed by an analysis of the effects of living arrangements and employment on quality of life. The book concludes with discussions on the unique issues facing children with intellectual disabilities and their families, as well as the issues faced by people with intellectual disabilities living in developing countries. This book will be of interest to intellectual disability researchers, quality of life researchers, social scientists, social workers, professionals working with people with intellectual disabilities, and policy makers at all level of government. In fact, anyone with an interest in improving the quality of life of people with intellectual disabilities will benefit from this book.


Family Quality of Life Intellectual Disability Mental Retardation Quality of Life Subjective Wellbeing

Editors and affiliations

  • Ralph Kober
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of Accounting and FinanceMonash UniversityCaulfield EastAustralia

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