Understanding the Diversity of Conceptions of Well-Being and Quality of Life
The concepts of well-being and quality of life concern evaluative judgements. There is insufficient understanding in current literature that these judgements aremadevariously due to the use of not only differing values and differing research instruments but also differing standpoints, differing purposes, and differing theoretical views and ontological presuppositions. The paper elucidates these sources of differences and how they underlie the wide diversity of current conceptions.
|Keywords||Eudaimonic and hedonic well-being, Evaluation methodologies, Paradoxes of well-being, Quality of life, Research traditions, Value perspectives|
|Persistent URL||dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.socec.2009.11.006, hdl.handle.net/1765/22352|
Gasper, D.R.. (2010). Understanding the Diversity of Conceptions of Well-Being and Quality of Life. Journal of Socio-Economics, 39(3), 351–360. doi:10.1016/j.socec.2009.11.006