Well-Being and Quality of Life as Resources for Teaching Sociology

  • Tobia FattoreEmail author
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 79)


This chapter examines ways in which well-being and quality of life can be used as pedagogical concepts for teaching sociology. The chapter provides an overview of key philosophical traditions in quality of life research as a way of introducing some foundational sociological theories and ways of undertaking social research. Key approaches to researching quality of life are canvassed, which are related to different epistemological approaches in social science research.


Sociology Social theory Social research methods Philosophy of well-being Social determinants of well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyMacquarie UniversitySydneyAustralia

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