Philosophical Foundations, Definitions, and Measures

  • M. Joseph Sirgy
Part of the Social Indicators Research Series book series (SINS, volume 50)


In this chapter, I will make an attempt to sensitize the reader to the study of subjective aspects of quality of life (QOL) by addressing the philosophical foundations of QOL concepts such as happiness, positive and negative affect, emotional well-being, life satisfaction, subjective well-being, perceived QOL, psychological well-being, and eudaimonia. In doing so, definitions will be offered. I hope that these definitions will come to life when I describe example measures of these concepts.


Life Satisfaction Negative Affect Meaningful Life Positive Mental Health Domain Satisfaction 
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  • M. Joseph Sirgy
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  1. 1.Department of Marketing Pamplin College of BusinessVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityBlacksburgUSA

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