Effects of Genetics, Health, Biology, the Environment, and Drugs on Subjective QOL

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


This chapter describes the effects of personal factors such as genetics, health, biology, the environment, and drugs on the subjective aspects of QOL. Toward the end of the chapter, I will make an attempt put forth unifying ideas toward a neurochemical theory of QOL and another foundation of a theory of brain reward center. I will start this chapter out by discussing the effects of genetics on subjective well-being.


Life Satisfaction Negative Affect Positive Affect Eating Disorder Night Eating Syndrome 
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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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