© 2003

Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
  • Don Rahtz
  • A. Coskun Samli

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 20)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N3-ix
  2. Happiness, Old Age, and Income

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Christina O. Lengyel, Gordon A. Zello, Shawna L. Berenbaum, Carol J. Henry, Susan J. Whiting
      Pages 3-12
    3. Mel Prince, Chris Manolis
      Pages 27-39
  3. Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Climate Differences in Quality of Life

  4. Measurement Issues and Research in Techniques in QOL Studies

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 257-269

About this book


Advances in Quality-of-Life Theory and Research is relevant to quality-of-life researchers working in the areas of Social Medicine, Sustainable Development, Social Indicators Research and Health Psychology/Behavioral Medicine.
This volume contains 14 chapters that represent a culmination of programmatic research in the science of quality of life (QOL). Each chapter offers interesting findings in different areas of QOL research and, together, the chapters reflect the very basic premise that QOL research is a broad interdisciplinary topic explored in a multidisciplinary manner. The research methods and conceptual models used by the different authors are exemplary and can induce QOL researchers to conduct future research in QOL in other cultures, geographic areas, and different socio-economic and demographic groups as well as in different QOL domains.


Economic Development Nation assessment health psychology quality of life

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
    • 1
  • Don Rahtz
    • 2
  • A. Coskun Samli
    • 3
  1. 1.Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUSA
  2. 2.The College of William and MaryUSA
  3. 3.University of North FloridaUSA

About the editors

M. Joseph Sirgy is a personality/social/industrial psychologist who has written extensively on the subject of quality-of-life. He is the director of the Office of Quality-of-Life Measurement (OQOLM) and a professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in the USA. He is also the executive director of the International Society for Quality-of-Life Studies (ISQOLS).

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