On subjective well-being and quality of life

Camfield, Laura ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0165-9857 and Skevington, Suzanne M. (2008) On subjective well-being and quality of life. Journal of Health Psychology, 13 (6). pp. 764-775. ISSN 1359-1053

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We integrate the multi-disciplinary fields of quality of life (QoL) and well-being (WB) and appraise the impacts of health factors. Theoretical and methodological limitations are discussed and new conceptual and technical advances identified, These are informed by cross-cultural and community perspectives. Following a definitional review, social inequalities, and links with happiness are examined. Demographic, experiential and personal factors are outlined. Implications for poverty research are addressed. As the concept of SWB recently converged with the longstanding international QoL definition (WHOQOL Group, 1995), we discuss the separate need for SWB. Future collaborative conceptual and pragmatic research is recommended.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Social Sciences > School of International Development
University of East Anglia > Faculty of Science > Research Centres > Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Depositing User: Abigail Dalgleish
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 12:45
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2023 10:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/18916
DOI: 10.1177/1359105308093860

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