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Quality of Life and Quality of Working Life

Edited by Ana Alice Vilas Boas

Federal University of Lavras

In this book, we can read about the well-being, quality of life, and quality of working life. The authors come from different countries, and their ideas, studies, findings, and experiences offer beneficial contributions to enhance our knowledge in the field of well-being and quality of life, as well as quality of working life. The book is divided into two sections, and their respective chapters refer to two major areas. The first section covers "Different Perspectives of Quality of Life," considering the antecedents of happiness, quality of life and sports, quality of life indexes for the United States, well-being in the context of family policies in European countries, cultural well-being and income in Italy, and the right to life in South Africa. The second section deals with "Well-Being and Quality of Working Life," emphasizing these topics for university professors in Brazil, as well as work-related well-being, psychological well-being of individuals as employees, physical and psychical well-being and stress, human work in organizations considering the discomfort perspective, and professional pride and dignity among social workers. Thus, we consider this book will be of interest for readers with a diverse group of audience in different areas of specialty such as psychology, industrial and social psychology, management, medicine, education, law, and sociology.

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Quality of Life and Quality of Working LifeEdited by Ana Alice Vilas Boas

Published: August 23rd 2017

DOI: 10.5772/65198

ISBN: 978-953-51-3446-6

Print ISBN: 978-953-51-3445-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-4705-3

Copyright year: 2017

Books open for chapter submissions

18897 Total Chapter Downloads

11 Crossref Citations

7 Web of Science Citations

27 Dimensions Citations


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1. Exploring the Antecedents of Happiness: Reconceptualization of Human Needs with Glasser's Choice Theory

By Turgut Turkdogan


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2. Positive Psychology: The Use of the Framework of Achievement Bests to Facilitate Personal Flourishing

By Huy P. Phan and Bing H. Ngu


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3. Understanding the Concept of Life Quality within the Framework of Social Service Provision: Theoretical Analysis and a Case Study

By Zuzana Palovičová


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4. Quality of Life and Physical Activity: Their Relationship with Physical and Psychological Well-Being

By Arantzazu Rodríguez-Fernández, Ana Zuazagoitia-Rey-Baltar and Estibaliz Ramos-Díaz


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5. Building a Quality of Life Index

By Ryan M. Yonk, Josh T. Smith and Arthur R. Wardle


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6. The Development of a Human Well-Being Index for the United States

By J. Kevin Summers, Lisa M. Smith, Linda C. Harwell and Kyle D. Buck


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7. Quality of Life, Well-Being and Social Policies in European Countries1

By Ángel Carrasco‐Campos, Almudena Moreno and Luis‐Carlos Martínez


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8. Cultural Well-Being and GDP Per Capita in Italy: Empirical Evidence

By Enrico Ivaldi and Marta Santagata


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9. The Mammoth Task of Realising the Right to Life: A South African Perspective

By Erika M. Serfontein


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10. Well-being and Quality of Working Life of University Professors in Brazil

By Alessandro Vinicius de Paula and Ana Alice Vilas Boas


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11. Work-Related Well-Being: From Qualitative Job Insecurity to Cognitive Reappraisal

By Delia Vîrgă


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12. Psychological Well-Being of Individuals as Employees and a Paradigm in the Future Economy and Society

By Simona Šarotar Žižek and Matjaž Mulej


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13. Physical and Psychical Well-Being and Stress: The Perspectives of Leaders and Employees

By Simona Šarotar Žižek and Vesna Čančer


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14. Human Work and its Discontents

By Anderson de Souza Sant'Anna, Zélia Miranda Kilimnik and Daniela Martins Diniz


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15. Professional Pride and Dignity? A Classic Grounded Theory Study among Social Workers

By Heidi Branta, Tina Jacobson and Aida Alvinius


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