© 2005

Quality-of-Life Research in Chinese, Western and Global Contexts

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
  • Ying Keung Chan
  • Paul S.N. Lee

Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Daniel T.L. Shek, Ying Keung Chan, Paul S.N. Lee
    Pages 1-10
  3. Søren Ventegodt, Trine Flensborg-Madsen, Niels Jørgen Andersen, Michael Nielsen, Morad Mohammed, Joav Merrick
    Pages 87-122
  4. G.E. Alan Dever, Leah T. Smith, Bunnie V. Stamps
    Pages 145-181
  5. Shir Ming Shen, S.T. Boris Choy
    Pages 231-258
  6. Ying Keung Chan, Cheuk Chiu Andy Kwan, Tan Lei Daniel Shek
    Pages 259-289
  7. Jacky Chau Kiu Cheung, Alex Yui Huen Kwan, Sophia Siu Chee Chan, Raymond Man Hung Ngan, Sik Hung Ng, Edward Man Fuk Leung et al.
    Pages 291-334
  8. Patrick S. Y. Lau, Man Tak Yuen, Raymond M. C. Chan
    Pages 491-516
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 541-542

About this book


The majority of studies on the quality of life have been conducted in Western contexts and are based on Western participants. Comparatively speaking, there are only a few studies that have been conducted in different Chinese contexts. Also, there are fewer QOL studies based on children and adolescents, or studies that examine the relationship between QOL and economic disadvantage. In addition, more research is needed to address the methodological issues related to the assessment of quality of life.

This volume is a constructive response to the challenges described above. It is the first book to cover research in Chinese, Western and global contexts in a single volume. It is a ground-breaking volume in which Chinese studies on the quality of life are collected. The book includes papers addressing family QOL, quality of life in adolescents experiencing economic disadvantage, and methodological issues in the assessment of QOL. It is written by researchers working in a variety of disciplines.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel T.L. Shek
    • 1
  • Ying Keung Chan
    • 1
  • Paul S.N. Lee
    • 1
  1. 1.The Chinese University of Hong KongPeople's Republic of China

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