Volunteering and Self-Rated Health in Urban China: New Evidence from Analyses of Treatment-Effects Models
AbstractWhile most previous studies in the Western context have found a positive correlation between volunteering and health, this positive relation is not conclusive since the self-selection bias inherent in this question has not been addressed well. Meanwhile, this relation has been rarely explored in non-Western countries, especially mainland China, where institutionalized volunteer practices are more emergent. Using a nationally representative sample (N = 4967) from the 2013 Survey on Philanthropic Behaviors of Urban Citizens in China, this study followed the counterfactual framework under quasi-experimen...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - September 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Character Strengths as Complementary Predictors of Anxiety Symptoms
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Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - September 16, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Leisure Time Sports Activities and Life Satisfaction: Deeper Insights Based on a Representative Survey from Germany
AbstractObservational and experimental studies show that leisure time sporting activity (LTSA) is associated with higher well-being. However, scholars often seem to assume that 1) LTSA fosters “general” life satisfaction, thereby ignoring effects on domain satisfaction; 2) the effect of LTSA on well-being is linear and independent of a person’s general activity level; 3) the amount of LTSA is more important than the repertoire of LTSA, i.e. the number of different activities; 4) all kinds of LTSA are equal in their effects, irrespective of spatial and organisational context conditions. Using data from the...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - September 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Job Characteristics and Life Satisfaction in the EU: a Domains-of-Life Approach
The original version of the article unfortunately contained an error in Table 2. (Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life)
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - September 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Andrew Sharpe: Pioneer in the Measurement of Economic Well-Being
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Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - September 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Drivers of Subjective Well-being in Spain: Are There Gender Differences?
AbstractThis paper explores the main drivers of subjective well-being(SWB) in Spain. Following current descriptions of SWB, the influence of a set of sociodemographic, material conditions and quality of life variables is empirically tested. The data come from a survey covering around 13,000 households and 35,000 individuals. The results show a very strong influence of material conditions on perceived SWB. Namely, the variable “income and wealth” is found to be the single major driver of satisfaction with life in the sample. Social connections, housing, and health status also emerge as very relevant drivers. Reg...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - September 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Quality of Life and Spirituality in Indian University Students
After the publication of this article, Dr. Deb noted he had mistakenly omitted two authors from the authorship, Dr. Mani and Dr. Vempaty. (Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life)
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - August 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Effects of Paternalistic Leadership on Quality of Life of Grassroots Officials in China: Mediation Effects of Burnout
This study examined the importance of three dimensions (authoritarian leadership, benevolent leadership, and moral leadership) of paternalistic leadership for the quality of life of grassroots officials in Shandong Province, China, with burnout as the mediation factor. In 2019, a cross-sectional survey was conducted of 2064 grassroots officials from 106 towns or sub-districts in Shandong. We used the scale developed for measuring paternalistic leadership. Burnout was measured by the Maslach Burnout Inventory-General Survey (MBI-GS), and the quality of life was measured by the abbreviated version of World Health Organizatio...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - August 27, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Work Transitions, Gender, and Subjective Well-Being
AbstractWe examine the gender differences in the magnitude of the effects of work transitions on subjective well-being using the United Kingdom Household Longitudinal Study data spanning from 2009 to 2016. We use the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) as a measure of self-reported levels of subjective well-being and apply the propensity score matching technique combined with the difference-in-differences strategy for the analysis. Our findings suggest that men tend to experience larger shifts in subjective well-being when becoming employed or unemployed compared with women; this gender gap is larger when becoming unempl...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - August 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Sensing Happiness in Senseless Information
AbstractThis work develops a theory of happiness from value mechanisms. We assume two opposite states of expectation and information that combine (superpose) to create a mixed state of value. Value ’s state probabilistically subsists (by the auto-creative expectational states in uncertainty, i.e., the possibility of many solutions) and collapses into a unique solution (by the auto-destructive informational state, i.e., the disclosure of the solution). Happiness emerges from these collapse mo ments when expectation reaches its “wanted” novel information as the ultimate reward. Evidence to substantiate this...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - August 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Navigating Risk Discourses: a Narrative Analysis of Parental Experiences in the Career and Life Development of Youth not in Education, Employment, or Training
AbstractAlthough the career and life development needs of young people not in education, employment, or training (NEET) have garnered interest from researchers and policymakers in recent decades, how parents experience their NEET children ’s development and how they make meaning of their parental journeys remain underexplored. Thus, the purpose of this study was to examine such parents’ experiences with their NEET children’s career and life development by conducting individual, semi-structured interviews with such parents, part icularly in the Chinese cultural context of Hong Kong. Fourteen parents of NEE...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - August 1, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Pioneer in QOL Research: Van Praag
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Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - July 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Well-Being and Health of Children in Rural China: the Roles of Parental Absence, Economic Status, and Neighborhood Environment
This study examined rural children’s well-being, particularly their physical well-being, as functions of parental absence, family economic status, and neighborhood environment. From three rural areas of Henan Provin ce, caregivers of 519 five- to nine-year-old answered questions regarding family economic status and parental absence status; one year later, the children were interviewed about their neighborhood environment, well-being, and health status. Results showed that parental absence affected children’s health, whereas family economic status affected children’s well-being, and the effect was partiall...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - July 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Relationships Among Social Media Intensity, Smartphone Addiction, and Subjective Wellbeing of Turkish College Students
AbstractExcessive use of new technologies appears to be potentially addictive for a minority of young people. The aim of the present study was to examine the relationship between personal environment factors (self-esteem and subjective wellbeing) and behaviors (social network site [SNS] intensity and smartphone addiction) drawing upon the Social Cognitive Theory and utilizing structural equation modeling. The sample comprised 734 undergraduate Business School students. Findings indicated that young people tend to use SNSs to enhance their extrinsic outcome expectation (network size) rather than intrinsic one (subjective we...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - July 15, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Exploring the Relationship between Social Class and Quality of Life: the Mediating Role of Power and Status
AbstractWhy does social class affect Quality of Life? We simultaneously investigated two novel possible explanations: Because a high social class is associated with increased control over resources (i.e., power) or because a high social class is associated with higher respect and esteem in the eyes of others (i.e., status). To test these explanations, we collected data from 384 US-based individuals. We measured their social class, power, status, and four facets of Quality of Life (physical, mental, social, and environmental). For each facet, we calculated the correlation with social class. Next, we tested whether the relat...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - July 11, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Subjective Well-Being and Self-Reported Health: Evidence from Ecuador
This article addresses the relationship between self-reported health and subjective well-being in two dimensions: cognitive and emotional. Using the Household Living Conditions Survey 2014, this study represents the first approach for Ecuador and Latin America to test how the two dimensions of subjective well-being explain self-reported health. The cognitive dimension is measured by a happiness question in a life-evaluative mode. Whereas the emotional dimension is proxied by an average of 16 psychosocial well-being questions that indicates how many, from the last 7  days, the person had a poor emotional state. We use ...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - July 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Book Review of Teaching Quality of Life in Different Domains (2020). Edited by Graciela H. Tonon. Social Indicators Research Series, Volume 79. (Switzerland: Springer Nature). ISBN 978-3-030-21551-4, 300 Pages
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Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - July 8, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Effect of Volunteering and Pensions on Subjective Wellbeing of Elderly –are there Cross-Country Differences?
AbstractWe investigate the effect of volunteering and pensions on subjective wellbeing (SWB) of elderly using wave 6 of Survey of Health, Aging and Retirement in Europe (SHARE). This is the first study to consider volunteering and pensions simultaneously as a determinant of SWB among elderly across countries. We find that the effect of volunteering on SWB varies widely across countries. In some countries both effects are comparable, in other countries pensions have a larger effect on SWB. In general, effects are larger in South and East. High European pensions may be unsustainable in the long run –we argue that promo...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Do Quarantine Experiences and Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Affect the Distribution of Mental Health in China? A Quantile Regression Analysis
AbstractWhile quarantine has become a widely used control strategy during the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), empirical research on whether and to what extent quarantine and attitudes towards COVID-19 affect mental health is scant. Using a cross-sectional online survey, this paper is the first from the Chinese outbreak to investigate how quarantine experiences and attitudes towards COVID-19 are related to mental health, and how these relationships change across the distribution of mental health scores. Using quantile regression analysis, we found that home self-quarantine is associated with a dec...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Multidimensional PROMIS Self-Efficacy Measure for Managing Chronic Conditions
This study used a multidimensional categorical model to concurrently estimate individual ’s self-efficacy for managing their chronic conditions across five related domains measured with the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System Self-Efficacy Measure for managing chronic conditions (PROMIS-SE). A total of 1087 individuals with chronic conditions was analyzed in this study. A Diagnostic Classification Model (DCM) was applied to PROMIS-SE’s 4-item short forms measuring five behavioral domains (daily activities, emotions, medications and treatments, social interactions, and symptoms) to provide p...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Subjective Wellbeing and the Social Responsibilities of Business: an Exploratory Investigation of Australian Perspectives
AbstractWhile the past decade has brought growing interest in and focus on the subjective wellbeing of society, there have been few empirical studies that have explored the social responsibilities, roles, and contributions of business, despite the pervasiveness of businesses as one of the core social institutions of modern societies. Through a survey of 1319 Australians, this study examines public perspectives of the social responsibilities of business to enhance subjective wellbeing. The findings suggest that the public does believe that businesses have some social responsibilities for subjective wellbeing. Exploratory an...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Unemployed at Midlife: Coping Strategies that Safeguard Well-Being
This study identifies new aspects of complementary coping strategies used by the midlife, long-term unemployed to safeguard their well-being. Qualitative data were collected from a sample of long-term unemployed age 47 –59 from the Workforce Investment Act dislocated worker program (N = 16) who reported positive well-being on the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12). Structured interview questions generated detailed data on coping strategies. Data were analyzed using MAXQDA10 software. Key coping strategies associated with positive well-being included productive use of time on meaningful activities, co...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Perceptions of Adolescents, Teachers and Parents of Life Skills Education and Life Skills in High School Students in Hong Kong
AbstractAlthough theories and research emphasize the importance of adolescent life skills, different stakeholders ’ perceptions of the related issues have not been systematically investigated, particularly in Chinese contexts. This paper presents and integrates findings from four studies examining perceptions of different stakeholders on the need for and adequacy of life skills education and perceived adolesc ent life skills in Hong Kong. Data from four studies were used, including a longitudinal study with senior high school students (N = 3328+) and three cross-sectional studies based on students (N&th...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 12, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Does the Use of Childcare Services Reduce the Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on the Quality of Life of Children?: Multiple-Group Structural Equation Modeling
This study sought to determine if using childcare services, such as public and private daycares, improves quality of life (QOL) for these children. We looked for improvement in the relationships between (1) IPV and children ’s QOL, (2) IPV and primary caregivers’ depressive symptoms, and (3) family function that would be associated with children’s QOL. From February–March 2018, a cross-sectional study using self-report questionnaires was conducted throughout Japan with parents of children aged ≤19 years. Fro m this survey, the data from 884 primary caregivers of children
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Reliability, Validity and Measurement Invariance of the WHO ’s Quality of Life Scale among Women of Reproductive Age Living with HIV in Ethiopia - a Quasi-Experimental Study
AbstractDespite its widespread global adoption and use, studies have not examined measurement invariance of the 31-question World Health Organization Quality of Life –HIV BREF scale among HIV/AIDS patients. The current study seeks to (a) evaluate the scale’s internal consistency reliability, and concurrent validity, and (b) test if the same latent construct of quality of life was consistently measured at two time-points, for a sample of HIV-positive women fr om two sites in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The study used data from two cross-sectional interviews with 926 HIV-positive women of reproductive age who particip...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - June 5, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Assessing Agreement between the K10 and MHI-5 Measures of Psychological Wellbeing
AbstractResponses to the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K10) and the Mental Health Index-5 (MHI-5) mental health subscale of the Medical Outcomes Study Short Form (SF-36) survey cover broadly similar constructs. The aim of this paper is to use the equipercentile method to produce a concordance between K10 and MHI-5 across the whole score distribution. Comparisons were made using survey data from the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women ’s Health (ALSWH) and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey, which used both the K10 and the MHI-5 measures at the same time for the same parti...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Health-Related Quality of Life, Functioning and Social Experiences in People with Psychotic Disorders
In conclusion, as the AQoL-4D can differentiate between functioning and social experiences individually and when categorized by housing and clinical status in people with psychosis, predictive models of HRQoL in this populatio n are feasible, and only need include select aspects of functioning and social experiences, particularly perception of loneliness. (Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life)
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Role of a “Happy Personality” in the Relationship of Subjective Social Status and Domain-Specific Satisfaction in China
This study investigated the variation in the effects of subjective social status on domain-specific satisfaction across personality styles (combined extraversion and neuroticism) in a sample of 1120 female and 745 male Chinese. Participants completed a questionnaire comprising demographics factors, MacArthur Scale, BFI personality scale and self-rated domain-specific satisfaction with interpersonal, health, political, financial, environmental, environmental, and cultural. The findings revealed that subjective social status positively, extraversion positively, and neuroticism negatively predicted six domain-specific satisfa...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Life Satisfaction in Time Orientation
In this study, we created the future-to-current ratio to assess a person’s relative time orientation tendency between future time orientation and present time orientation. The results indicated that respondents with a higher tendency of holdi ng future time orientation exhibited greater life satisfaction and financial satisfaction of the present. A higher tendency of holding future time orientation also predicted a higher life satisfaction and financial satisfaction of the future. The findings of the study emphasize having a future time orientation is important with regard to well-being. (Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life)
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 22, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Data Envelopment Analysis and Equal Weights/Minimax Methods of Composite Social Indicator Construction: a Methodological Study of Data Sensitivity and Robustness
AbstractIn the construction of composite or summary social indicators/indices, a recurrent methodological issue pertains to how to weight each of the quality-of-life/well-being components of the indices. Two methods of composite index construction that have been widely applied empirically in recent decades are Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA), which is based on an optimization principle, and the equal weights/minimax (EW/MM) method, which has been shown to have minimax statistical properties in the sense that it minimizes maximum possible disagreements among individuals on weights. This paper applies both of these methods t...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Quality of Life and Depression in the General Korean Population: Normative Data and Associations of the 12-Item Short Form Health Survey (SF-12) and the McGill Quality of Life Questionnaire (MQOL) with Depression (Patient Health Questionnaire-9) and Socioeconomic Status
This study aimed to present normative data of Quality of life (QoL) and to evaluate the relationship between sociodemographic factors, multidimensional QoL and depression. A questionnaire including the Short Form-12 (SF-12) for physical and mental health-related QOL (HRQOL), the McGill Quality of Life questionnaire (MQOL) for existential well-being and social support-related QOL, and the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for depressive symptoms was designed and administered to 1200 Korean participants as part of a population-based survey. The MQOL of the entire and female population decreased notably with age (p&thins...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Determinants of Life Satisfaction of Economic Migrants Coming from Developing Countries to Countries with Very High Human Development: a Systematic Review
This study aims to identify the main determinants that impact life satisfaction of economic migrants coming from developing countries and settled in receiving societies that have a very high Human Development Index according to the United Nations Development Programme (Human Development Indices and Indicators, 2018, New York: UNDP). Following a systematic review process using the PubMed, PsycINFO, Scopus, and Web of Science databases, 30 articles published between 2005 and 2018 were selected. The results indicate that economic migrants ’ life satisfaction is facilitated by twelve determinants across three categories:...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 9, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Concepts of Health-Related Quality of Life of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children: Parent Perceptions
AbstractHealth-related quality of life (HR-QoL) is a valued patient-related outcome measure. HR-QoL is typically measured using a psychometric tool. Although there are a number of general and illness-specific HR-QoL measurement tools available globally, no tool has been validated for Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children. The purpose of this study was to gather Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parent/carer perspectives of HR-QoL in children in order to inform the development of a culturally appropriate tool. Yarning circles and face to face interviews were used to document the experie...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - May 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Arts and Cultural Activities and Happiness: Evidence from Korea
AbstractThe purpose of this paper is to examine the relationship between attending arts and cultural activities and individual happiness. We classify arts and cultural activities into four categories according to their characteristics: visual arts, performing arts, movies, and sporting events. Our results show that arts and cultural activities have a positive relationship with individual happiness. More specifically, the coefficient for attending performing arts is the highest, and the fall in marginal utility of participation is the lowest for movies. In addition, the benefit from arts and cultural activities is greater i...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 29, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Beyond Income: Why We Want to Keep on Working Even if We Don ’t Need the Money
AbstractThis research focuses upon non-financial work motivation against the background of the debate about the introduction of a basic income. We focus on work commitment; that is the question what binds workers to the employment system except for the wage. We argue that work commitment measures intrinsic work motivation, and that intrinsic work motivation is dependent on the extent to which paid work satisfies the human needs of autonomy, competence and relatedness. Empirical analyses on ESS 2010 for 26 countries show that 55% of the European employees would go on working if means would allow not to and about 25% not. Wo...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

The Relationship Between Happiness and Consumption Expenditure: Evidence from Rural China
AbstractWe use data from the 2016 China Labor-force Dynamics Survey (CLDS) to examine the relationship between happiness and consumption expenditure of rural farmers in China. A two-stage residual inclusion approach is applied to tackle the potential endogeneity issue of happiness. The empirical results show that a higher level of happiness is associated with an increase in consumption expenditure in general. Further analysis reveals that higher levels of happiness are positively and significantly associated with higher expenditures on basic living goods, education and gifts. We also find that both household income and acc...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 26, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Female Parliamentarians and the Distribution of National Happiness
This study contributes to this avenue of research by assessing the relationship between the share of women in parliament and happiness distribution. Using data from 109 nations, we find that countries with a greater share of women in parliament are associated with more equal distribution of subjective wellbeing within society. This result remains robust even when we control for a rich set of determinants of life satisfaction. (Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life)
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 25, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Does Positive Wellbeing Predict Job Performance Three Months Later?
AbstractThe present study examines the relationship between wellbeing and work performance in a twotime model. The model was based on the happy-productive worker hypothesis. Labour wellbeing (Time 1, T1) was measured with three constructs: job satisfaction, personal satisfaction, and organizational commitment, and showed good one dimensional adjustment in the second-order confirmatory factor analysis performed. We use a stratified sampling strategy, controlling for sex, age and whether workers were employed in the public or private sector. Of the 235 employees analysed in T1, 205 responded in Time 2 (T2). Results obtained ...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Adapting to the Challenges of Chronic Non-communicable Diseases: Evidence from Russia
AbstractAs life expectancies increase and healthcare improves, increasing numbers of the population can expect to live with combinations of two or more chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Population studies suggest that more than half of older-aged adults report having multiple chronic NCDs (multimorbidities) and two-thirds of total health spending in high-income countries is accounted for by patients with multimorbidities. Beyond the need to obviate the growing burden on healthcare systems, the increasing incidence and prevalence of multimorbidity and its effects requires further investigation. Using nationally repr...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Student ’s Quality of Life at the University: a Qualitative Study
AbstractSince the end of the XX century the university has enlarged its traditional role focused on the production and reproduction of scientific knowledge, thus becoming a social institution, an academic reference for those whose lives are developed within its walls (Tonon2012b, p. 4). For more than a decade, we have worked in this thematic field, and the development of three former research projects (2005 –2013) has allowed us to identify a direct and positive relationship between the person’s access to university studies and their quality of life. This has reinforced the idea that access to the university is...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - April 10, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Impulsivity and Sensation Seeking: Differing Associations with Psychological Well-Being
AbstractSensation seeking and lack of inhibition are often discussed as risk factors for hazardous and maladaptive behavior, particularly during the transition into adulthood. However, some degree and types of novelty-seeking and exploration may also be adaptive and conducive to psychological well-being. The current study examines associations between sensation seeking, impulsivity, and well-being in a large US adult sample (n = 1399, mean age = 36.2 years, range: 18–78). As conceptualized by the UPPS-P model (Whiteside and Lynam,Personality and Individual Differences, 30(4), 669-689,...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 31, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Testing the Spillover-Crossover Model between Work-Life Balance and Satisfaction in Different Domains of Life in Dual-Earner Households
This study explored the spillover and crossover associations between work-life balance and satisfaction with life, food-related life and family life in dual-earner parents. Questionnaires were administered to 303 dual-earner couples with adolescent children in Temuco, Chile. Both members of the couples answered the Work-life Balance (WLB) scale, Satisfaction with Life Scale (SWLS), Satisfaction with Food-related Life scale (SWFoL) and the Satisfaction with Family Life scale (SWFaL). Using the actor-partner independence model and structural equation modeling and having controlled for the effects of age, number of children, ...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 30, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Biographical Sketch for Haybron
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Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 19, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Life Satisfaction and International Migration: a Field Theoretic Measurement Model
This article explores the use of migration data for the measurement of life satisfaction as an alternative to data collection by standardized interviews. It starts with the development of a field theoretic model of the impact of life satisfaction on international migration, which is subsequently reversed such that it explains life satisfaction by means of migration data. Empirical tests with data about the migration from Poland to other European countries confirm the main hypotheses of the model. However, the accuracy of ex-post predictions about the quality of life of a target country depends on the number of earlier (Pol...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Protests in Hong Kong (2019 –2020): a Perspective Based on Quality of Life and Well-Being
AbstractTriggered by the Fugitive Offenders and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters Legislation (Amendment) Bill 2019 in Hong Kong (Extradition Bill), many protests have taken place in Hong Kong in 2019 –2020. Using a perspective based on quality of life and well-being in different ecological systems, it is argued that the process of introducing the Bill is the “heat” which has ignited the “fuels” represented by 12 pre-existing and new issues in quality of life and well-being. These issue s included distrust in the Central Government, lack of national identity, political dissatisfactio...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 13, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Prosocial Behavior and Subjective Well-Being in School among Elementary School Students: the Mediating Roles of the Satisfaction of Relatedness Needs at School and Self-Esteem
We examined the multiple mediating effects of the satisfaction of relatedness needs at school and self-esteem in the relation between prosocial behavior and subjective well-being (SWB) in school among elementary school students employing a four-wave longitudinal design with six-month time intervals. At the baseline assessment, 1058 Chinese elementary school students (575 males;Mage = 9.44) completed a multi-measure questionnaire. A total of 776 students participated in the study on all four occasions. Results of structural equation modeling showed that: (a) Prosocial behavior at Time 1 positively predicted SWB ...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 7, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Employee Happiness: Why We Should Care
AbstractAlbert Schweitzer once stated that “success is not the key to happiness, happiness is the key to success.” Despite this widespread belief, employee happiness is often perceived by organizations as an insubstantial topic, irrelevant to bottom-line outcomes. Equally as problematic, past investigations have primarily utilized other positive emotion variables as a proxy for happiness, thus convoluting the relationships between happiness and work outcomes. As such, taking a scientist-practitioner approach, the present study sought to address the need to: (a) directly measure employees’ happiness, (b) l...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - March 2, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Correction to: Social Capital and Quality of Life among Urban and Rural Older Adults. Quantitative Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
The original article contained an error in the spelling of the author McGarrigle, C.A. This has been corrected. (Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life)
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - February 23, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Relationships between Perceived Paternal and Maternal Sacrifice and Developmental Outcomes of Chinese Adolescents Experiencing Economic Disadvantage
AbstractParental sacrifice is an important feature of Chinese socialization. According to Walsh ’s family resilience framework, perceived parental sacrifice serves as a familial protective factor that enhances adolescent positive development in the context of adversity and economic hardship. Based on a sample of 716 Chinese adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage in Hong Kong, this st udy examined the main and interaction effects of perceived paternal and maternal sacrifice on adolescent developmental outcomes (indexed by self-identity, self-determination and self-efficacy) in Chinese families. We also examine...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - February 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research

Social Capital and Quality of Life among Urban and Rural Older Adults. Quantitative Findings from the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing
AbstractWhile the association between health and quality of life (QoL) is well established, our understanding of the effect of inter-relationships and the wider social context is less well understood. Our aim was to examine the association between social capital, area-level deprivation, quality of relationships, and the control/autonomy domain of QoL. Data was from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA), a prospective nationally representative study of community-dwelling older adults in the Republic of Ireland. QoL was measured using CASP-19. Mixed effects linear regression models were estimated, stratified by urba...
Source: Applied Research in Quality of Life - February 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research