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Subjective Approach oo Quality of Life

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  • Siri Naess

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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.

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  • Siri Naess, 1999. "Subjective Approach oo Quality of Life," Feminist Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 5(2), pages 115-118.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:5:y:1999:i:2:p:115-118
    DOI: 10.1080/135457099338021
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    1. Ed Diener, 1994. "Assessing subjective well-being: Progress and opportunities," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 31(2), pages 103-157, February.
    2. Heidi Lepper, 1998. "Use of Other-Reports to Validate Subjective Well-Being Measures," Social Indicators Research: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 44(3), pages 367-379, July.
    3. 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: An International and Interdisciplinary Journal for Quality-of-Life Measurement, Springer, vol. 10(3), pages 297-317, April.
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