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The Universality of Subjective Wellbeing Indicators

A Multi-disciplinary and Multi-national Perspective

  • Eleonora Gullone
  • Robert A. Cummins

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 16)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Eleonora Gullone, Robert A. Cummins
    Pages 1-3
  3. Eleonora Gullone, Robert A. Cummins
    Pages 5-6
  4. Robert A. Cummins, Eleonora Gullone, Anna L. D. Lau
    Pages 7-46
  5. Edward Helmes, Lynne Austin
    Pages 105-128
  6. Mick J. Power, M. Bullinger, The Whoqol Group
    Pages 129-149
  7. Anna Nieboer, Siegwart Lindenberg
    Pages 175-189

About this book


This book is concerned with the universality of wellbeing indicators. It provides contributions from international scholars in the field of quality of life and subjective well-being. The book provides substantial conceptual coverage on issues relating to the universality of subjective wellbeing including detailed discussion of central underlying mechanisms and processes involved in subjective wellbeing. The main topics covered include: the theoretical bases for the measurement of quality of life, the affective dimension in quality of life, the roles of homeostasis and personality in the processes of quality of life assessment and maintenance, the impact of factors including residential care, economic wealth, and work-related variables on subjective wellbeing.
The book is of interest to all who want to develop their understanding of the universality, assessment, development and maintenance of subjective wellbeing.


Nation issue quality of life research

Editors and affiliations

  • Eleonora Gullone
    • 1
  • Robert A. Cummins
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Psychology, Psychiatry and Psychological MedicineMonash UniversityAustralia
  2. 2.School of PsychologyDeakin UniversityAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Universality of Subjective Wellbeing Indicators
  • Book Subtitle A Multi-disciplinary and Multi-national Perspective
  • Editors E. Gullone
    Robert Cummins
  • Series Title Social Indicators Research Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-1044-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3960-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0271-4
  • Series ISSN 1387-6570
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages V, 189
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Sociology, general
    Quality of Life Research
    Philosophy, general
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