Subjective Approach oo Quality of Life
This article aims at a clarification of the term "quality of life." Three approaches are discussed: a subjective approach, often self-reports of psychological states; an objective approach, often material resources and arena options; and an approach including both subjective and objective elements. Common to the three is that positive as well as negative aspects of people's lives are considered. The article argues in favor of the subjective approach, leaning upon value judgments. Quality of life, thus defined, is considered an end in itself, while resources and arena options are considered to be means.
If you experience problems downloading a file, check if you have the proper application to view it first. In case of further problems read the IDEAS help page. Note that these files are not on the IDEAS site. Please be patient as the files may be large.
As the access to this document is restricted, you may want to look for a different version under "Related research" (further below) or search for a different version of it.
Volume (Year): 5 (1999)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
|Contact details of provider:|| Web page: http://www.tandfonline.com/RFEC20|
|Order Information:||Web: http://www.tandfonline.com/pricing/journal/RFEC20|
References listed on IDEAS
Please report citation or reference errors to , or , if you are the registered author of the cited work, log in to your RePEc Author Service profile, click on "citations" and make appropriate adjustments.:
- Ed Diener, 1994. "Assessing subjective well-being: Progress and opportunities," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 103-157, February.
- Hongkoo Lee & Kyong-Dong Kim & Doh Shin, 1982. "Perceptions of quality of life in an industrializing country: The case of the Republic of Korea," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 297-317, April.
- Heidi Lepper, 1998. "Use of Other-Reports to Validate Subjective Well-Being Measures," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 367-379, July.
When requesting a correction, please mention this item's handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:5:y:1999:i:2:p:115-118. See general information about how to correct material in RePEc.
For technical questions regarding this item, or to correct its authors, title, abstract, bibliographic or download information, contact: (Michael McNulty)
If references are entirely missing, you can add them using this form.