Handbook of Community Well-Being Research

  • Rhonda Phillips
  • Cecilia Wong

Part of the International Handbooks of Quality-of-Life book series (IHQL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Foundations

  3. Engaging and Participating for Well-Being

  4. The “Health” of Well-Being

  5. Planning, Design, and Measuring

  6. Community Concepts and Applications

About this book


This Handbook brings together foundational and leading-edge research exploring dimensions of improving quality of life in communities of place. Social indicators and other assessment techniques will be explored, including from the framework of community perspectives which is concerned with enhancing quality of life for community members. As part of this trans-disciplinary work, participation, engagement, and empowerment will be key concepts presented. Along with capacity building and service provision, these elements influence community well-being and will be considered along with subjective and objective assessment approaches. Researchers from around the globe share their work on this important topic of community well-being, bringing together a diverse array of disciplinary perspectives. Those working in the areas of public policy, community development, community and social psychology, urban and regional planning, and sustainable development will find this volume particularly useful for the array of approaches presented. 


Community Indicators Context of Social Psychology Enhancing quality of Life for Community Members Individual and community well-being Measure Community Well-Being Social Interaction amongst people

Editors and affiliations

  • Rhonda Phillips
    • 1
  • Cecilia Wong
    • 2
  1. 1.Honors College and Agricultural EconomicsPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA
  2. 2.School of Environment, Education and DevelopmentThe University of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-94-024-0876-8
  • Online ISBN 978-94-024-0878-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2468-7227
  • Series Online ISSN 2468-7235
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